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COVID-19 Workplace Accommodations and Modifications

According to the CDC, individuals with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection. These conditions include:
  • Older adults (aged 65 years and older)

  • People with HIV

  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Chronic lung disease

  • Diabetes

  • Serious heart conditions

  • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis

  • Severe obesity

  • Being immunocompromised
Currently, medical conditions that necessitate reasonable accommodations related to COVID-19 are being addressed as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations. In accordance with the ADA Amendments Act, certain factors do not meet the definition of a disability (e.g., age, pregnancy and the caregiving of vulnerable family members). In these cases, employees will be referred to WVU Medical Management.

Reasonable modifications will be determined on a case-by-case basis. When applicable, other provisions may run concurrently with accommodations such as FMLA, FFCRA, leave and other University programs.

Faculty and staff who have been instructed to return to on-campus work and have concerns due to a medical condition that places them in a higher-risk group, those who have members of their household who are considered higher-risk, those who are pregnant, those who are unable to wear a face mask or cloth face covering or those who wish to seek ADA Accommodations should contact Visit for more information.