return to work

Lessons Learned by Rehabilitation Counselors and Physicians in Services to COVID-19 Long-Haulers: A Qualitative Study

This journal article presents findings from a qualitative study with four certified rehabilitation counselors and four rehabilitation physicians in outpatient rehabilitation centers who were interviewed regarding the challenges that people with long-haul COVID experience when trying to return to work, along with recommendations on increasing awareness of the challenges and job accommodations of long-haulers.

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People with Inhalation Injuries After Burn May Have Additional Challenges Returning to Work

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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Reasonable Accommodation - Best Practices for Return to Work During COVID-19

As vaccination efforts ramp up and pandemic safety measures improve, employers are seeking guidance on how to navigate the return to the workplace, particularly for employees with disabilities. In this archived webinar, presenters discussed issues such as requests for telework or leave, accommodating employees with mental health impairments, temporary job restructuring, vaccinations, and medical documentation.

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Accommodation Problems and Solutions for Reopening with COVID-19

This document outlines potential accommodation problems resulting from reopening safety practices, and lists ideas for accommodation solutions. It is being developed with the help of crowd sourcing, and is part of the Work ACCESS project’s efforts to develop an online tool for conducting workplace accommodation assessments.

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Getting Back to Work After COVID-19: Lingering Symptoms Present Challenges for Employers and the ADA

The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on employees and employers, including challenges related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the possibility of significant increase in accommodation requests. Among the challenges are post-COVID syndrome, a collection of lingering symptoms such as fatigue and brain fog, which may prompt employees who had the virus to request accommodations. In addition, people at higher risk for adverse outcomes from the virus may request accommodations as companies reopen their workplaces.

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Accommodations & Return to Work Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

This archived webinar provides strategies to support the physical and mental health of a company’s workforce during the pandemic. This includes how to ensure the safety and accessibility of the workplace and ways to accommodate teams in remote work environments.

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COVID-19 and Return to Work

COVID-19 has raised many questions, including how it will impact the workplace. In this archived webinar, numerous issues were discussed, including: Is COVID-19 a disability under the ADA? What accommodations are available for people with disabilities when returning to work? What if a person cannot wear a face covering due to a disability? Other than the ADA, what other laws are relevant for people with disabilities and their family members? This webinar included participant questions about COVID-19 in the context of employment.

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A Coordinated Rehabilitation Program May Help Workers with Burn Injuries Get Back to Work

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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