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I am vulnerable based on CDC guidelines. How do I submit a COVID-19 accommodation?
All faculty, staff, and graduate assistants who received a COVID-19/ADA-related accommodation during the Fall 2020 Semester may continue to use their approved accommodations during the Spring 2021 Semester unless notified otherwise. This includes approved accommodations to teach fully online. The Deans and Vice Presidents of each unit will be provided a list of approved accommodations and will be asked to confirm all accommodations to ensure continued need and structure of the accommodation for Spring Semester. Please look for additional communication from the Dean/VP of your unit about these accommodations. Deans/VPs are asked to submit their confirmations to the Office of Instruction by October 10, 2020.
Faculty, staff, and graduate assistants may seek a new or different COVID-19 related accommodation for the 2021 Spring Semester if they fall within one of the categories for increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. ADA accommodation is for the employee and does not extend to members of the employee’s household who fall into categories of increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. We strongly encourage submitting requests to Human Resources no later than October 10, 2020 to allow adequate time for review and planning for the upcoming Spring Semester. Faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants must submit the necessary and appropriate medical documentation supporting a new or different request to commence the review process. Requests for accommodations should be submitted to Human Resources through the University’s existing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations process.