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COVID-19 Workplace Modifications for Employees

Announcement regarding Spring 2021

Texas State University has extended all APPROVED Fall 2020 COVID 19 Workplace Modifications processed through the ADA Coordinator through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. If you have already been approved for Special Workplace Modifications due to COVID there is no need to re-submit.

Spring 2021 Covid-19 Workplace Modifications will expire on May 31, 2021.

 If you received an approved workplace modification for the Fall 2020 semester, you may work with your supervisor/department to implement similar arrangements for the Spring 2021 Semester.

 If your supervisor or department are unable to extend these modifications, please contact ADACoordinator@txstate.edu

 As a reminder, this process is optional and should you no longer need the modification, please notify the ADACoordinator@txstate.edu.


 

As part of the institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas State University is committed to supporting our students and employees who are in higher health risk categories. The University has implemented significant proactive measures to help safeguard the health and safety of our students and employees while remaining committed to considering additional modifications on a case-by-case basis.


 


The academic and workplace modifications implemented are based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)  list of conditions that may place individuals at a higher risk for serious illness and/or complications from COVID-19:

  1. People 65 years and older
  2. Pregnancy
  3. People of all ages with ongoing underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled:

Underlying Medical Conditions at higher risk for serious illness due to COVID:

  • Chronic lung disease such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis
  • Moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, or congenital heart disease
  • Immunocompromised conditions such as cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and immune weakening medications
  • Severe obesity (Body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Diabetes, type 1 or 2 or gestational
  • Chronic kidney disease requiring dialysis
  • Liver disease such as cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis
  • Hemoglobin disorders such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Cerebro Vascular Disease

Request Process and Timeline

If you are in a higher risk group and want to request a modification related to COVID-19, please follow the link below and complete the appropriate Special Request Form. Individuals who are 65 years of age or older do not have to provide additional medical documentation. Individuals who have an ongoing underlying medical condition will need to provide evidence of their condition.

To ensure the timely review of all requests, please submit by September 28th for Spring related requests.  

Note: Student employees should submit the employee workplace request for all employment related modifications.

Individuals who have an ongoing underlying medical condition will need to provide evidence of their condition. This documentation can be either a letter from the health care provider, or the health care provider can complete and submit the COVID-19 Health Care Verification Form: