Accommodating Employees with COVID-19-Related Symptoms
The Job Accommodation Network posted a blog on “Accommodating Employees with COVID-19-Related Symptoms.” The blog discusses accommodating employees who have COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 but have long-term effects. Accommodation suggestions for limitations such as shortness of breath, fatigue, joint pain, and more are included.
State Strategies for Keeping Workers Safe During COVID-19
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a report, “Making Work Safe and Accessible During a Pandemic,” which examines the rules and guidance issued by federal, state, and local agencies to help keep workers, including those with disabilities, safe on the job. The report provides state examples and best practices on paid sick leave, personal protective equipment, and other workplace safety measures that accommodate all workers’ needs and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The report is the third in a series developed in collaboration with the State Exchange on Employment & Disability on the opportunities and challenges stemming from the pandemic and its impact on the employment of people with disabilities.