Drew University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is designed to sustain our important mission of education and research while maintaining the health and safety of our faculty, students and staff.
Faculty or staff whose age or health condition falls within one of the CDC High Risk Categories or who have other special circumstances may seek a workplace adjustment through the reasonable accommodation process by utilizing these forms.
(Please note that while your dean or supervisor will be involved in the process, information about your medical condition, including medical documentation, will not be shared unless authorized by you.)
Information About Your Accommodation Request
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified several groups as those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:
People 65 years and older; People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; People who have serious heart conditions; People who are immunocompromised; People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher); People with diabetes; People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis; People with liver disease. Please check the CDC website for the latest information about high-risk categories.
If Other, please describe nature of medical condition.
Drew provides reasonable accommodations due to COVID-19 to qualified employees. In general, it is the employee’s responsibility to inform the Office of Human Resources of the need for a COVID-19 related accommodation. The Office of Human Resources is not required to provide reasonable accommodations if it is not aware of the employee’s need and desire for the accommodation. Reasonable accommodations are determined, identified and implemented in an interactive process with the employee, supervisor and the Office of Human Resources. All medical documentation and information should be shared solely with the Office of Human Resources, not the supervisor.
Contents of this request are confidential and will only be shared as needed with the appropriate personnel to consider the implementation of a reasonable accommodation. This form will not be placed in your employment record file. All medical documentation will be kept confidential.