Mar 30, 2020

Core Personnel who are High Risk

If you have been deemed CORE personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic and are at high risk of infection according to the CDC, please read the following.  

NAGE has been advocating for self-disclosed high risk individuals to be removed from the workplace during the current health crisis.  HRD has recently notified is that you must notify your individual ADA coordinator to request to telecommute, based upon your pre-existing condition, age, or caretaker responsibilities for a high risk or elderly family member.  NAGE received the following statement regarding this matter: 


"It is very important to note that in order to expedite the ADA process, the Commonwealth has temporarily waived the requirement that employees submit medical documentation to request an alternative work assignment. We believe that this measure will significantly help expedite the decision-making process while maintaining consistency and ensuring that employee confidentiality concerns are satisfied.”

Please email your ADA coordinator to request in writing that you are at high risk and wish to telecommute and copy your Local President.  

Who to Contact: ADA Coordinators 

Below is a sample email you could send:

Dear ADA Coordinator,
I am writing to request that I be allowed to telecommute due to the fact that I am currently deemed essential and working in the office.  I am at high risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus due to my pre-existing medical condition or over age 60.  Please advise me of a response as soon as possible.
Thank you,


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