EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance

Today, the EEOC published several additional updates to its technical assistance guidance, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

The new questions and answers added to the technical assistance guide are largely taken from other COVID-19 resources developed by the EEOC. However, including them in the technical assistance guide means employers won't have to search through other guidance to find answers to these common questions. All of the questions and answers in the updated guidance contain a parenthetical with the date it was published and the resource it came from.

The EEOC also clarified two Q&As in its updated guidance concerning whether employers could screen their employees for COVID-19 prior to entering the workplace (see Question A.6), and whether employers could invite reasonable accommodation requests from their employees now even though they are unable to return to work due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders (see Question D.8).