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Accommodating Employees with COVID-19-Related Symptoms

March 17, 2021
Source: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Employers across the United States are receiving accommodation requests from employees who currently have COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 but have long-term effects. As a result, JAN received questions about whether COVID-19 is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and what accommodations might be provided.

It is possible that a person with COVID-19 or its long-term effects could meet the definition of disability under the ADA. Employers who receive requests for accommodations from employees with COVID-19 or its long-term effects can use the process laid out in the ADA to determine whether they are required to provide accommodations based on an employee’s current limitations. This determination should be made on a case-by-case basis. Employers can also consider providing temporary accommodations without determining whether an employee has a disability under the ADA until more is known.

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