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Accommodating Employees During COVID-19: For Employees

The State of Michigan, in collaboration with the Small Business Association of Michigan, the Great Lakes ADA Center and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has developed a presentation centered on answering frequent questions from employers and employees around accommodations, personal protective equipment (PPE) and concerns related to returning to work during COVID-19.

Moderator: Robin Jones, Director, Great Lakes ADA Center

Opening Statement: Sean Egan, Deputy Director for Labor and Director of COVID Workplace Safety, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity


  • Lolita Davis, Outreach and Training Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Kim Woolridge, Director, State ADA Compliance Division, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  • Linda Watson, Bureau Relations Consultant, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • Leah Avant, DeafBlind Vocational Counselor, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
  • Annie Urasky, Director, Division of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The live presentations were recorded, edited and captioned.

The following PowerPoint presentations were used during these sessions:

  • Download the Day 1 PowerPoint file
  • Download the Day 2 PowerPoint file

Accessibility Notice: All ADA 30 events hosted by the State of Michigan will include ASL interpreters and closed captioning services. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation or other assistance for effective participation should contact Alayna Zerlentes (MDCR) at 313-437-7035 or to make their needs known as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled event. All reasonable efforts will be made to procure requested accommodations prior to the event, but requests may not be guaranteed.

Updated 01/26/2021