Topic 1: Addressing Health Risks

Ensure easy access to telemedicine services and rapid testing services.

• Ensure easy access to telemedicine services for employees at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. With everything going virtual, employers need to ensure that their employees with and without disabilities can readily access telemedicine services. This is especially the case if people are regularly risking exposure to the virus.

• Easy access to rapid COVID-19 testing needs to prioritized for essential workers and within that category, workers with elevated risks of deadly consequences for this disease. In other countries, ready, easy access to rapid testing for COVID-19 has been critical to returning life back to something close to pre-pandemic normal. The U.S. is not there yet but when it gets closer to having rapid testing capacity, there needs to be a risk assessment among essential workers.


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