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Disability Accommodation Process for Faculty and Staff

For employee requests for a disability/medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the Procedures for Faculty and Staff to Request a Disability/Medical and/or Religious Exemption from the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement supersede University Policy 6.13 and are located on the Working During COVID-19 website.

When a faculty or staff member is unable to perform the essential functions of a currently held position because of a disability covered under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or other federal, state, and local laws and regulations, Cornell University has established this policy and procedure to evaluate requests for reasonable workplace accommodations that allow the staff or faculty member to perform these responsibilities.

Policy details


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Revision History:

October 12, 2021: Clarified statement about COVID-19 exemption process and updated office names.

October 8, 2021: Updated with procedures for employee requests for exemptions from COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

January 7, 2020: Updated responsible office, associated changes to contacts, roles, and responsibilities. No substantive changes.