COVID-19 Accommodations and Resources

The Accessibility & Accommodations Division continues to provide support for our campus community for COVID-19 related accommodations for employees with underlying medical conditions and disabilities which place them at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. While not inclusive of all medical conditions that may require reasonable accommodations related to COVID-19, the Division utilizes current CDC guidance in the determination of disability related to COVID-19 and the potential severity of the complications.

Employees with an underlying medical condition or disability which places them at an increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 may request a reasonable accommodation using the Reasonable Accommodations Portal.

Where can I find current campus COVID-19 policies and guidelines?

I am a faculty member and I am deaf/hard of hearing, and I would like to encourage individuals wearing face coverings in my class to use clear face coverings (SMILE masks) so that I can see their lips when they are talking. Where can I get these face coverings?

Please email and the Accessibility & Accommodations Division will facilitate the delivery of face coverings to meet your classroom needs.

I am a graduate Teaching Assistant with an underlying medical condition that places me at an increased risk of severe illness due to COVID-19. I want to continue teaching my lecture class online, but my unit has stated that all teaching is to resume in person- instruction. What can I do?

Please request a reasonable accommodation through the Division. Our Accessibility Specialists can review the details of your teaching requirements and work with your unit to determine if remote teaching will allow you to continue to perform the essential functions of your position. It is important to keep in mind that one type of reasonable accommodation under the ADA is the ability to make adjustments or modifications to the general policies of an employer.