The EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on COVID-19 and the ADA

Although the country is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reminding employers that EEO laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), continue to apply. However, EEO laws should not prevent employers from following health and safety guidelines from the Centers from Disease Control (CDC) or state/local public health authorities.

The EEOC has a number of publications designed to assist employers with navigating the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace while still adhering to various workplace protections and rules. These publications and other guidance can be found on the EEOC’s website page, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.”