Protecting At-Risk Employees
Some members of our community face a greater risk from COVID-19 than others. Processes are in place to allow faculty and staff to seek accommodations or adjustments as warranted by their individual circumstances.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified groups at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (People Who Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness and Other At-Risk Populations). Consistent with Middlebury’s ADA policy, employees who have any of the medical conditions identified by the CDC and require reasonable accommodations to perform their job duties should contact Human Resources. Documentation from the individual’s healthcare provider must be submitted.
Reasonable accommodations must be necessary, reasonably connected to the condition/limitation, and not be an undue burden. If the issue identified does not meet the legal definition of a disability, Middlebury will make reasonable efforts to consider and implement modifications. Requests for reasonable accommodations from individuals with qualifying disabilities will be given priority.
Human Resources is available to support, guide, and counsel employees to ensure all are committed to performing their work in a safe, responsible, and supportive environment. Should individual circumstances impact one’s ability to work, contact Human Resources or see Resources for Middlebury Employees to explore possible pathways.