COVID-19 Accommodation Request
On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order number 202 declaring a state of emergency throughout the State of New York until September 7, 2020 due to Covid-19. Since that time, the Governor has promulgated several further orders, which at first restricted the operations of colleges and universities and then began to slowly loosen those restrictions as the basis for the emergency began to weaken.
Molloy College remains committed to the health and safety of its community. In furtherance of these goals and in recognition of the Governor's recent executive orders allowing persons to return to work, the College will accept requests for reasonable workplace accommodations from those indiviuduals that are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 during the declared emergency. Those who are at higher risk during the declared emergency include:
- People aged 65 years or older
- People with underlying medical conditions including
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- People who have serious heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised. Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
- People with severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher)
- People with diabetes
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- People with liver disease
A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to employment duties or work environment that permits a person to perform the essential functions of their position. For example, a reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to, teleworking, using plexiglass or other barriers to ensure minimum distancing, providing personal protective gear, modifying schedules or moving workstations. Each request will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether an accommodation can be provided without causing an undue hardship on the operations of the College. To assist in the decision-making process, the College may request health-related information or documentation. The accommodation will be reviewed from time to time to determine whether it should be modified and whether the reason for the accommodation still exists.
A student who is at higher risk should contact Disability Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to make appropriate arrangements for their coursework.
Faculty and staff who are at higher risk should complete the accommodation request form below. Please review the CDC guidelines for more information and contact Ed Hennessy, Employee Relations and Engagement Specialist, at email@example.com or 516.323.3028 if you have questions or concerns.