EEOC COVID-19 Technical Assistance Updated With ADA Guidance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance (as of December 14, 2021) with additional guidance to clarify under what circumstances COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Key information includes:
An employee’s COVID-19 may sometimes cause impairments that are themselves disabilities under the ADA, regardless of whether the initial case of COVID-19 constituted an actual disability
An employee’s COVID-19 which results in mild symptoms that resolve in a few weeks, with no other consequences, will not have an ADA disability that could make someone eligible to receive a reasonable accommodation.