EIU Request for COVID-19 ADA-hybrid Reasonable Accommodation for Remote Work due to Higher Risk for Severe Illness due to COVID-19 (not for use for Faculty/ASP employees)

EIU Request for COVID-19 ADA-hybrid Reasonable Accommodation for Remote Work due to Higher Risk for Severe Illness due to COVID-19 (not for use for Faculty/ASP employees)


All COVID-19 ADA-hybrid remote work accommodations will be evaluated every two months and may be cancelled by EIU at its discretion based on guidance from IBHE and/or IDPH or an employee’s inability to perform essential functions of the position remotely (including availability in Charleston, IL during regular office hours and accurate time reporting). Human Resources will determine what accommodation is reasonable. In most cases, Human Resources will have an interactive discussion with you, your supervisor and Vice President.

This form should be completed when an employee has indicated their desire to request a reasonable accommodation from EIU due to their higher risk for severe illness due to the COVID-19. Upon completion, this form must be sent to the ADA Coordinator at lcholloway2@eiu.edu.

Employees who are at a higher risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 (or cares for someone who does in their household) should complete this form and attach the required documents to begin the COVID-19 ADA-hybrid interactive process. Reasonable accommodations may include full-time remote work assignment, partial remote work assignments, staggered start/end times, etc.

The CDC has outlined the conditions that would qualify for a remote work accommodation at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html


To be considered, the employee will need to provide documentation from their physician, a copy of their job description, and a statement of how they will be able to perform their essential functions while working remotely.

Once documentation is received an interactive discussion will occur with the employee, their supervisor, Vice President and the ADA Coordinator. It should not be assumed that a request is acceptance.