May 2, 2022
Source: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
As we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to ensuring equitable access to key resources affecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces. In that spirit, the department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently updated its online resource page on COVID-19 and Long COVID.
This webpage features quick links to resources for workers, employers, youth and policymakers. Among the specific resources for employers of all sizes are:
- Articles on providing COVID-19-related job accommodations (from the ODEP-funded Job Accommodation Network).
- Tips on keeping remote work accessible to all (from the ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology).
- Background on workplace policies and practices that promote disability inclusion and economic recovery (from the ODEP-funded Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion).
- Profiles on various companies’ COVID-19 response efforts.
A number of the resources relate to Long COVID—a term that refers to a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after a person is first infected with COVID-19. As noted in an audiogram recorded by U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, people experiencing symptoms of Long COVID may be eligible for accommodations to help them keep working during their recovery.
To learn more and explore these updated resources, visit DOL’s COVID-19 and Long COVID-19 webpage.
News source: dol.gov/agencies/odep/publications/business-sense/2022/April