Last summer, the Office of the Provost, in consultation with General Counsel, Medical Management and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, developed a process for managing requests for COVID-19-related accommodations for the Fall and Spring semesters. In many instances, the University elected to temporarily exceed certain legal requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act in granting accommodations related to or required because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approved accommodations may have temporarily relieved certain essential functions of an employee's job during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as being required to be physically present on campus. As these accommodations were intended to only be temporary in nature - and given the changing nature of the pandemic, including treatments, vaccines, and changing state and federal guidelines - the University is reviewing the need for employee accommodations specific to COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants will be required to renew any request for a COVID-19-related accommodation for the 2021-2022 academic year and should be aware that future adjustments may differ from past or current accommodations.
Please visit the COVID-19 accommodations page on the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website for updated information and the revised request form.