U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Updates Its Pandemic Guidance
On December 16, 2020 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its Pandemic question and answer guidance entitled: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws. The EEO laws, including the ADA and Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they do not interfere with or prevent employers from following the guidelines and suggestions made by the CDC or state/local public health authorities about steps employers should take regarding COVID-19. Employers should remember that guidance from public health authorities is likely to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Therefore, employers should continue to follow the most current information on maintaining workplace safety. Many common workplace inquiries about the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed in the CDC publication “General Business Frequently Asked Questions.”
For more information and to access this updated guidance, please visit: https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws.