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Access to transportation trending idea

Access to transportation had been limited during COVID-19 and people with disabilities that still have to rely on public transportation for work and medical appointments became disadvantaged. It is important that all our public transportation including: subway, train, bus, mini-vans, boat and its stations and platforms are easily accessible for those that rely on wheelchair, have visual or hearing difficulties. Upgrading... more »

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Best &Promising Practices on Workplace Safety & Equal Employment trending idea

State and local policymakers could issue guidance related to best, promising and emerging policies and practices for making the workplace safe while at the same time ensuring equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including persons with pre-existing conditions that make them at higher risk from COVID-19. Examples include:

• Using personal protective equipment when necessary... more »

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Executive Action for Worker Protections

Governors and mayors should consider issuing an executive order regarding worker protections, including the obligations of employers not to discriminate (including the failure to provide reasonable accommodations and the failure to reinstate) or retaliate against workers on the basis of disability, with a particular focus on the rights of persons with pre-existing conditions that make them at higher risk from COVID-19.... more »

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Disability-Inclusive Employer Guidance

In addition to state orders and guidance requiring employers to comply with CDC and OSHA guidance, state policymakers may want to consider including requirements that employers comply with EEOC guidance pertaining to disability-related inquiries and medical exams, confidentiality of medical information, hiring and onboarding, reasonable accommodations and return to work.

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