What happens if I have been scheduled to work on campus and I have an underlying medical condition or risk factor that puts me at greater risk of COVID-19 complications?

June 5, 2020

Pursuant to University System of Maryland (USM) Guidance:

  • Employees who are at high risk of complications from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC may follow a process similar to UMB’s ADA procedures to seek some type of job modification.

  • Reasonable accommodations or job modifications will be discussed and may be offered to the employee. They may include a schedule change, work location change, additional precautions to minimize the employee’s risk of infection, preapproved use of sick or advanced sick leave, or others.

  • Under the ADA, an employee with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of their job, and this standard will apply to all employees who seek accommodations or job modifications under USM’s guidance, including those whose condition does not meet the definition of a “disability” under the ADA.

  • Job modifications are temporary in nature, and will be regularly evaluated by UMB as business needs and health and safety standards change. 

Employees who are scheduled to work on campus and seek accommodations must contact Human Resource Services (410-706-7601) to engage in the accommodation or job modification process.