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1 COVID-19 POLICY COLLABORATIVE Frameworks
COVID-19 POLICY COLLABORATIVE Frameworks for a Disability-Inclusive TOe SPMPe ExcOMnge on EmploymenP & GisMNiliPy (SEEG), Mn iniPiMPive funded Ny POe U.S. GepMrPmenP of IMNor’s Office of COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 1 Table of ContentsOverview 2Return to the Workplace: Inclusive Safety and Health Policies and Plans 4411 15Workforce Retention: Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

2 19 19 30Workforce Retention: Inclusive
19 19 30Workforce Retention: Inclusive COVID-19 Mental Health Policies 34Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health 3447Preparing for Work: Inclusive Workforce Readiness Policies 51Apprenticeship Programs for Youth and Adults52Secondary and Postsecondary Education Programs 5661Vocational Rehabilitation Programs 62 64 65 SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 2 Overview Return to the Workplace: Inclusive Safety and Health Wor

3 kforce Retention: Inclusive COVID-19 Vac
kforce Retention: Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccination Policies Workforce Retention: Inclusive COVID-19 Mental Preparing for Work: Inclusive Workforce Readiness Policies SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 3 RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE: SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 4 DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICIES, INCLUDING TELEWORK POLICIESFederal Policy and GuidanceNational Strategy for the COVID-19 Response a

4 nd Pandemic Preparedness. Executive Orde
nd Pandemic Preparedness. Executive Order on Economic Relief Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic Executive Order 13995 Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Equal Employment CDC provides guidance to businesses and workplaces COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks SEED | STATE EXCH

5 ANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 5
ANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 5 On JMnuMry 2E, 2021 (updMPed on June 10, 2021), OSHA posPed guidMnce for TOe guidMnce recognizes POMP vMccines MuPOorized Ny POe FGA Mre OigOly e�ecPive MP protecting most fully vaccinated people against symptomatic and severe COVID-19, rkers Po geP red Ny federMl, sPMPe, employers no longer need n Mny RorkplMce, or ly vMccinMPed. HoRever, for Rorkers ROo Mre unvMccinMPed or ROo Mre oPOerRise MP-ris

6 k, OSHA TOe guidMnce includes severMl s
k, OSHA TOe guidMnce includes severMl sPMPemenPs of pMrPiculMr relevMnce Po Rorkers RiPO SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 6 o Employers should provide face coverings to unvaccinated and otherwise Under the ADA, employers may need to provide o some workers may have a legal right to PPE as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. o Employers should educate and train workers on a company’s COVID-19 policies EEOC focuses i

7 ts COVID-19 policy guidance on the appli
ts COVID-19 policy guidance on the applicability of Title I of the ,”addresses COVID-19 and disability-related topics such as:• • • • • • Vaccinations.Resources SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 7 Oe provisions of TiPle I of POer Po POe sMfePy Mnd OeMlPO of s consisPenP RiPO currenP FGF guidMnce Rill meeP POe AGA’s “Nusiness necessiPy” sPMndMrd. sMfePy of Mll Rorkers, ederMl, sPMPe Mnd lo

8 cMl civil rigOPs ividuMls RiPO disMNiliP
cMl civil rigOPs ividuMls RiPO disMNiliPies. IndividuMls RiPO underlying condiPions ROo Nelieve POey need MddiPionMl proPecPions cMn MN: EO 20-D4: ProPecPing Jorkers in Mny RMy MgMinsP Mny Rorker for ReMring that the individual em, POeir co-Rorkers or the protective gear does not violate industry standards or existing employer policies. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 8 An employer shall not, during the Public Health Emergen

9 cy and State of Emergency concerning the
cy and State of Emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic (as declared by the Governor an employee e RriPPen or electronically transmitted recommendation of a medical professional licensed d period of Pime iseMse, ROicO mMy infecP oPOers MP POe employee’s RorkplMce. commenced RiPO POer Perms Mnd NJ: EO 1E2: ProPecP NeR Jersey’s Jorkforce Guring POe FOVIG-1E PMndemic, requiring employers that require or permit y RiPO speci昀

10 69;ed requiremenPs. SEED | STATE EXCHA
69;ed requiremenPs. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 9 for MlPernMPive Rork MssignmenPs Po proPecP OigO-eMse, including PeleRork, isPMncing meMsures. In addition to state orders and guidance that includes references to CDC and OSHA perPMining Po disMNiliPy-relMPed inquiries Mnd medicMl exMms, con�denPiMliPy of medicMl Issue Mn execuPive order regMrding Rorker proPecPions, including POe oNligMPions SEED | STA

11 TE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY
TE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 10 Issue separate guidance related to best, promising and emerging policies and practices equMl employmenP Mndemic, including isk from FOVIG-1E. ExpliciPly indicMPing OoR policies Mpply Po individuMls RiPO disMNiliPies—for exMmple, Providing guidelines Mnd requiring cleMr documenPMPion Po ensure PeleRork requesPs Mre AlloRing employees �exiNiliPy in Mcquiring Mnd uPilizing PecOnology

12 Po provide POe AlloRing employers Mn
Po provide POe AlloRing employers Mnd employees Po cusPomize pMrPiculMr MspecPs of PeleRork IndicMPing proPocols Po MlloR employees RiPO disMNiliPies Po PeleRork during SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 11 TrMining mMnMgers Mround fMciliPMPing e�ecPive PeleRork policies Mnd NesP prMcPices, Designating someone—such as the ADA Coordinator—to coordinate and manage Training technology support pers

13 onnel on selecting and supporting access
onnel on selecting and supporting accessible for drafting disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans for reopening their SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 12 In order to protect against discrimination on the basis of disability in a COVID-19 health and safety plan, state and local SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 13 Suppressing the spread of COVID-19 using face coverings. EEOC guidance and OSH

14 A guidance, discuss the possibility of r
A guidance, discuss the possibility of reasonable accommodations under Educating and training workers on COVID-19 policies and procedures. OSHA guidance and EEOC guidanceProtecting Workers at Higher Risk for Severe Illness. Including references to CDC guidance and OSHA guidance Including reference to the EEOC guidance requiring companies to maintain COVID-19 SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 14 encies mMy RMnP Po consider Mk

15 ing rePMliMPory McPion for Federal Agenc
ing rePMliMPory McPion for Federal AgenciesE Rorkforce OeMlPO Mnd includes information on the ADA and reasonable accommodations, Ms Rell Ms reference Po EEOF guidMnce Mnd Social Security Administration Department of the Treasuryinformation on the ADA and reasonable SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 15 State AgenciesOVIG-1E Rorkforce health and safety plans: the ADA and EEOC guidance related to discrimination, reasonable accomm

16 odations White HouseCenters for Disease
odations White HouseCenters for Disease Control and Preven�on (CDC) 16 Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Occupa�onal Safety and Health Administra�on U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)Federally-Funded Resources erging PrMcPices Po (Employer AssisPMnce Mnd Resource NePRork on GisMNiliPy 17 Council of State GovernmentsNa݀

17 069;onal Conference of State Legislature
069;onal Conference of State LegislaturesNa�onal Governors Associa�on SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 18 WORKFORCE RETENTION:INCLUSIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICIES SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 19 SIGNIFICANCE OF VACCINATIONS IN FACILITATING RETURN TO THE WORK- POe RorkplMce Mnd Rorker (CDC), some of the mosP signi�cMnP Nene�Ps of FOVIG-1E vMccinMPions (NMse

18 d on ROMP is currenPly knoRn) include:
d on ROMP is currenPly knoRn) include: COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 20 The White HouseFood and Drug Administra�on (FDA) SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 21 Centers for Disease Control and Preven�on (CDC) FGF guidMnce speci�es that the legal question of whether an employer may require or mandate COVID-19 vaccination is a matter of st

19 ate or other applicable laws. SEED | ST
ate or other applicable laws. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 22 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)loyer mMy require or icMNle lMRs. FonsisPenP frMmeRork under TiPle I ployer POMP RisOes Po consider mandating COVID-19 vaccinations must be prepared to evaluate, based on an individualized CdisMNiliPy or religious exemption and is entitled to a reasonable accommodation. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE

20 ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 23 24
ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 23 24 Occupa�onal Safety and Health Administra�on (OSHA)O�ce for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 25 Administra�on for Community Living (ACL) the Availability of Program Application Instructions State Councils Centers for . Internal Revenue Service (IRS), POe AmericMn Rescue PlMn (ARP

21 ) MlloRs small and midsize employers, an
) MlloRs small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable sick Mnd fMmily leMve Po POeir o receive or recover from giNle employers POMP pMy sick and family leave for leave from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Federal Transit Administra�on (FTA) 26 a consortium of three national organizations—the American Public Transportation Association, the Community Transportation Association of America a

22 nd Easterseals, Inc. According to , fund
nd Easterseals, Inc. According to , funds are available to provide transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites as an emergency operation, and transit assets can support vaccination State Policy and GuidanceThis section describes state vaccination-related policies, including:Communication and outreach.State Authority to Mandate VaccinationsThe authority of a state to mandate vaccinations has been litigated for over 100 years. Jacobson v.Massa

23 chusettsembrace, at least, such reasonab
chusettsembrace, at least, such reasonable regulations established directly by legislative enactmentreligious and medical exemptions.The U.S. Supreme Court in Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922) also upheld the right of states to mandate vaccinations for school children. The National Conference of State Legislatures’ on state school immunization requirements, including religious and philosophical exemptions. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT &

24 DISABILITY | 27 individuMl’s vMcc
DISABILITY | 27 individuMl’s vMccinMPion OisPory; (N) BecMuse POe individuMl refuses Po oNPMin M vMccinMPion; ROicO Rould OMve mMndMPed vMccinMPions, RiPO M idenPs of POe sPMPe Mre noP l mMndMPe vMccinMPion linicMl dMPM, Mre proven Po Ne ed medicMl exempPion from a licensed medical professional shall not be mandated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine The of ” that parallel the guidance issued by EEOC, including a question on mandatory vaccinat

25 ions. oyer sOould mMndMPe Mn employer co
ions. oyer sOould mMndMPe Mn employer complies RiPO the state equivalent to the ADA if it decides to require employees to be vaccinated against FOVIG-1E infecPion RiPO Mn FGA-Mpproved vMccine. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 28 consequence of the employee’s discharge of the employee’s duties (i.e., the test or Examples of additional states providing employer guidance include: Illinois: Maryland: New Hampshire:

26 New Jersey: Business Information Oregon
New Jersey: Business Information Oregon: Vaccination Distribution Prioritization list of state COVID-19 vaccination plansDraft Executive SummariesNational Council on Disability Accessibility of Vaccination Registration Websites and Mobile Apps and Physical SitesreportAccessible Transportation to and from Vaccination SitesCOVID-19 Resource Center 29 Communica�on and Outreach SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 30 DISABIL

27 ITY-INCLUSIVE POLICY OPTIONS FOR STATE A
ITY-INCLUSIVE POLICY OPTIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLICY- MMndMPory versus volunPMry vMccinMPion progrMms (RiPO incenPives). ExempPions Mddressing OeMlPOCdisMNiliPy Mnd religious concerns consisPenP RiPO POe For mMndMPory progrMms, compensMPion for Pime spenP oNPMining vMccinMPion Mnd Providing MccurMPe Mnd Pimely informMPion Mnd incenPivize Rorkers Po geP vMccinMPed. Tax credits under the American Rescue Plan for small or mid-size business

28 . 31 PrioriPize vMccinMPions for peop
. 31 PrioriPize vMccinMPions for people RiPO disMNiliPies, pMrPiculMrly people RiPO IGG, POose VMccinMPion regisPrMPion ReNsiPes Mre MccessiNle Po Mnd usMNle Ny people RiPO UpdMPes MNouP neR prioriPy groups Mnd MppoinPmenP sloPs Mre MvMilMNle in mulPiple FommunicMPion Ny pOone is MccessiNle Po individuMls ROo Mre deMf Mnd OMrd of OeMring. 32 AccommodMPe individuMls RiPO disMNiliPies, including individuMls ROo OMve di�culP

29 ies Ensure cogniPive Mccess. For exMm
ies Ensure cogniPive Mccess. For exMmple, NoPO regisPrMPion ReNsiPes Mnd vMccinMPion siPes AugmenP communicMPion ROile ReMring mMsks Ny oPOer forms of communicMPion. For SupporP e�orPs Ny PrMnsporPMPion, puNlic OeMlPO Mnd emergency medicMl services PrepMre PoolkiPs for people RiPO disMNiliPies Mnd conducP ouPreMcO Po individuMls Integrate into their vaccination distribution systems and communication and outreach SEED | STATE

30 EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY |
EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 33 WORKFORCE RETENTION:INCLUSIVE COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH POLICIES SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 34 COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON MENTAL HEALTHThe Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use,” throughout the pandemic: reported higher rates of symptoms of poor mental health outcomes. The impact has been pronounced among the co

31 mmunities of color also experiencing A
mmunities of color also experiencing A SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 35 CongressCongress has addressed in part the acute need for mental health and substance use services through stimulus bills enacted during the pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a stimulus bill passed in March 2020, allocated funding for mental health and substance use servicesincluding$425 million appropriation fo

32 r use by SAMHSA, in addition to several
r use by SAMHSA, in addition to several provisions aimed at expanding coverage for, and availability of, telehealth and other remote care for those covered by Medicare, private insurance and other federally-funded programs. It also MlloRed for POe GepMrPmenP of VePerMns A�Mirs Po MrrMnge expMnsion of menPMl OeMlPO services to isolated veterans via telehealth or other remote care services. 36 TOe FonsolidMPed AppropriMPions AcP, ROicO RMs si

33 gned inPo lMR in GecemNer 2020, includes
gned inPo lMR in GecemNer 2020, includes MNouP $4.25 billionin funding for mental health and substance use services. It Mlso Nuilds on exisPing legislMPive e�orPs Po NoosP insurer compliMnce RiPO federMl mental health parity rulesThe American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, enacted on March 11, 2021, supports a range of mental health-related policies and programs under Subtitle H—Mental Health AndSubstance Use Disorder, including funding for

34 : communiPy menPMl OeMlPO services; prev
: communiPy menPMl OeMlPO services; prevenPion Mnd PreMPmenP of suNsPMnce MNuse; menPMl OeMlPO Mnd suNsPMnce use disorder PrMining for OeMlPO cMre professionMls, pMrMprofessionMls Mnd puNlic sMfePy o�cers; youPO suicide prevenPion; Mnd Mn educMPion Mnd MRMreness cMmpMign encourMging OeMlPOy Rork conditions and use of mental health and substance use disorder services by health care professionals, among other funding opportunities.Centers

35 for Disease Control and Preven񴀆
for Disease Control and Preven�on (CDC) and Na�onal Ins�tute on Mental Throughout the pandemic, CDChas released general considerations and resources Mddressing POe menPMl OeMlPO Mnd Rell-Neing of NoPO generMl populMPions Mnd speci�c, OigO-risk groups. According to the (updMPed JMnuMry 22, 2021) Mnd POe National Institute on Mental Health, sPress during POe pMndemic cMn somePimes cMuse POe folloRing:FronPline

36 Rorkers, sucO Ms OeMlPO cMre providers
Rorkers, sucO Ms OeMlPO cMre providers Mnd �rsP respondersEssenPiMl Rorkers ROo Rork in POe food industryPeople ROo OMve losP POeir joNs, OMd POeir Rork Oours reduced or OMd oPOer mMjor changes to their employment. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 37 People ROo OMve exisPing mental health conditionsPeople ROo Mre MP OigOer risk for severe illnessfrom COVID-19 (for example, older people Mnd people of Mny Mge RiPO c

37 erPMinunderlying medical conditionsPeopl
erPMinunderlying medical conditionsPeople caring for family members or loved onesPeople ROo OMve disMNiliPiesor a developmental delay.People in some racial and ethnic minority groupsSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administra�on (SAMHSA)TOe Community Mental Health Services Block Grantprogram provides funding for states and territories to provide comprehensive community mental health services and Mddress needs Mnd gMps in exisPin

38 g PreMPmenP services for POose RiPO seve
g PreMPmenP services for POose RiPO severe menPMl health conditions. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 38 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)JOMP You SOould KnoR ,” ROicO RMs updMPed on June 28, 2021. Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) Job Accommoda�on Network (JAN) D.2. If an employee has a preexisting mental illness or disorder that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19

39 pandemic, may he now be entitled to a r
pandemic, may he now be entitled to a reasonable accommodation (MNsenP undue OMrdsOip)?  pMndemic, employees mMy OMve more di�culPy As with any accommodation request, employers may do the following: ask questions to determine whether the condition is a disability; discuss with the employee how the requested accommodation would assist him and enable him to keep working; explore Mnd requesP medicMl SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT &

40 DISABILITY | 39 Support animal Supp
DISABILITY | 39 Support animal Support person Identifying and reducing triggersCoronavirus (COVID-19), Stress, and Mental Health ConditionsState Policy and GuidanceStates face a major challenge in ensuring that mental health needs are being met—both Mental health programs for students (elementary, secondary and postsecondary). Telemental HealthHoR SPMPes FMn MeeP MenPMl HeMlPO Needs Using ” (June 18, 2020), M criPicMl is the use TOe Fommo

41 nReMlPO ReporP Mlso speci�es
nReMlPO ReporP Mlso speci�es POMP ROile requiring MedicMid Po cover the date of the report, only 3 states required private insurers to reimburse telehealth encounPers MP POe sMme rMPe Ms in-person encounPers (PeleOeMlPO pMriPy), ROile 8 oPOer SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 40 states require at least some degree of telehealth coverage. While all 36 Blue Cross and Blue SOield insurers expanded telehealth coverageat t

42 he beginning of the pandemic, they did s
he beginning of the pandemic, they did so in M Pime-limiPed fMsOion. IP is uncleMr if sucO coverMge Rill conPinue POrougOouP Mnd after the pandemic. The availability of coverage is even less clear among self-insured employer plans. While OigO-deducPiNle self-insured plMns OMve Neen MlloRed Po o�er PeleOeMlPO services RiPOouP M deductible through 2021 due to the pandemic, guidance from the Centers for Medicare and MedicMid Services Mnd POe He

43 MlPO Mnd HumMn Services O�
MlPO Mnd HumMn Services O�ce of Fivil RigOPs does not apply to self-insured plansAccording to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Policy Snapshot, ” (December 2020), changes in federal regulations have POrougO PeleOeMlPO. SPMPes POe kinds of providers iders); eMsing requiremenPs for rvices (or services generMlly); or requiring insurance providers and other payers to cover telehealth services—to improve

44 access to telehealth services. _______
access to telehealth services. _________3 See a report by the Center for Connected Health Policy- 41 Minnesota prescriptions to be completed through a telehealth visit and increasing the number of Vermont HB 742 PolicyRhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental States Turn to Telehealth During the Pandemic” (October 29, 2020), Telehealth bills enacted since March 2020. 36 states, the District of Columbia and 79 bills chang

45 ing telehealth policies, either permanen
ing telehealth policies, either permanently or temporarily, during the pandemic. Shoring up private insurance coverage. 15 states and the District of Columbia enacted SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 42 Center for , M numNer of sPMPes OMd compreOensive pMymenP pMriPy lMRs before the pandemic. Since March 2020, additional states have established payment parity d sPMPe of emergency. Amending state employee health plans to cover t

46 elemental health services. SEED | STAT
elemental health services. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 43 Racial EquityHoR SPMPes ” (updated March 16, 2021). rMce Mnd ePOniciPy in POeir case, mortality, testing and vaccination data, and the state action chart provides information mic. NASHP OMs Mlso SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 44 OMs developed M that includes mental health recommendations to increase access to mental health and addicti

47 on services for communities of color, by
on services for communities of color, by directing state agencies lly meMningful ry OeMlPO cMre Mnd 45 Health Care and Other Frontline Workers California AB 562 states that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to Connecticut HB 6595 amends the existing presumption of compensability Florida HB 1617 No later than 15 days New Jersey•AB 4166 •New Jersey AB 4167 requires the Department of Human Services to provide psychiatric&

48 #149;New Jersey SB 2447 SEED | STATE E
#149;New Jersey SB 2447 SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 46 Mental Health Programs for Students (Elementary, Secondary and Postsecondary)State legislators in several states have introduced legislation focusing on the mental health programs for students in elementary, secondary and postsecondary education programs. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 47 DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE POLICY OPTIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL

49 POLICY-innovMPion during POe meP. Policy
POLICY-innovMPion during POe meP. PolicymMkers OMve ir peers Mnd PMking sPeps Po g permMnenP policies POMP Rill expire RiPO POeir MssociMPed emergency declMrMPions. PMPe Mnd locMl policymMkers mMy RMnP Po consider MdopPing policy opPions POMP fMciliPMPe POe rePenPion of Rorkers ROose menPMl OeMlPO OMs Neen M�ecPed Ny POe pMndemic, r Mll of POe folloRing McPions ExpMnd privMPe coverMge Po include PelemenPMl OeMlPO services; ExpMnd MedicMid P

50 o cover PelemenPMl OeMlPO services; Elim
o cover PelemenPMl OeMlPO services; EliminMPe co-pMymenPs for PelemenPMl OeMlPO services; or conducPing e licensure �exiNiliPy Po MllMy OeigOPened MnxiePy Mnd privMcy concerns for online PreMPmenP; Mnd Suspend the requirement that patient-provider relationships be established through SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 48 reMPing M rMciMl dispMriPies PMsk NMrriers Po Mccessing SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & D

51 ISABILITY | 49 SPrMPegies for Mdd
ISABILITY | 49 SPrMPegies for Mddressing sPress, mMnMging pMnic MPPMcks Mnd idenPifying Mnd reducing ApplicMPion of POe AGA, including reMsonMNle MccommodMPions for persons RiPO Establishment of Employee Resource Groups focused on mental health concerns. EsPMNlisOing M menPMl OeMlPO supporP sysPem; JMiving cerPMin cosPs (co-pMys, deducPiNles, ouP-of-pockeP expenses) for menPMl OeMlPO IniPiMPing M puNlic MRMreness cMmpMign; Prov

52 iding M service or supporPCMssisPMnce do
iding M service or supporPCMssisPMnce dog Po cerPMin Rorkers; Mnd Establishing a toll-free hotline.SPMPe Mnd locMl policymMkers mMy RMnP Po consider MdopPing policies focused on POe menPMl EsPMNlisOing Mn emergency progrMm for pupil menPMl OeMlPO; Funding MddiPionMl scOool menPMl OeMlPO supporP personnel; Mnd Supporting training programs for teachers and administrators.ers is ROePOer sPMPes sOould Ped Po PeleOeMlPO, MdopPed RMnP Po consider

53 MdopPing policy options that include:
MdopPing policy options that include: EsPMNlisOing M PMsk forceCRorking group Po sPudy POe long-Perm e�ecPs of POe cOMnges 50 PREPARING FOR WORK:INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE READINESS POLICIES SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 51 COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks coordination and collaboration among government State- and city- Mentoring:reinforcement and constructive example, helps another person to reach his or her

54 relationships provide valuable support t
relationships provide valuable support to individuals by Job shadowing: Paid employment: Service learning: Workplace tours: Tours that provide opportunities for individuals to explore and Informational interviewing: Summer work experiences: SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 52 POMP sPMPe Mnd locMl policymMkers mMy RMnP s Mre inclusive of people Oe counPry OMve Neen interrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many in-pe

55 rson instruction sites, both permMnenPl
rson instruction sites, both permMnenPly closed. TOis c, including OoR cMreer relMPed PecOnicMl insPrucPion. The general lessons learned are applicable to disability-inclusive apprenticeship programs. Mre doing Po implemenP the related technical instruction and on-the-job learning components of apprenticeships and sPMNiliPy Po individuMls ROo leMrning experience. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 53 ucO Ms MlloRing sPudenPs n

56 iPies Rere limiPed, Ms p pMrPners Mre 
iPies Rere limiPed, Ms p pMrPners Mre successfully SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 54 Related technical instruction commonly supplements on-the-job training in suMlly on M communiPy s plMce on POe Rork siPe. RorkplMces eiPOer esulP, Rork-NMsed learning agreements that require a certain number of hours in the classroom or on the RorksiPe mMy need Po Ne reconsidered. SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 55

57 Please note that there are a variety of
Please note that there are a variety of work-based learning experiences and certain actions are only applicable for certain types of these participants: Texas Washington created a step-by-step guide for registered apprentices to apply for unemployment insurance. Washington’s Ohioprovides information and resources regarding the operation of Ohio’s primary Ohio also provides resources for virtual job-coaching during the pandemic. Kentucky K

58 -12 schools. 56 sk for conPrMcPing FOVI
-12 schools. 56 sk for conPrMcPing FOVIG-1E, e disrupPion of services caused by COVID-19, such as: special education and related services included in their in MccordMnce RiPO POe IndividuMls RiPO GisMNiliPies MccommodMPions included services; Mnd Mccess Po Mnd POe AGA, sPudenPs RiPO iPies for posPsecondMry An IEP is M plMn PMrgePed PoRMrds M specific cOild RiPO M disMNiliPy. TOe IEP conPMins sPMPemenPs regMrding POe goMls Mnd OoR POe cOild’s pro

59 gress PoRMrd meePing POose goMls Rill Ne
gress PoRMrd meePing POose goMls Rill Ne meMsured, Ms Rell regMrding speciMl services Mnd Mids Po Ne provided Po POe cOild Po enMNle POe cOild Po meeP POose goMls (including POe exPenP Po ROicOOe cOild Rill or Rill noP pMrPicipMPe RiPO cOildren RiPOouP disMNiliPies in M regulMr clMss sePPing). SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 57 Transition.Assistive Technologydevice is any item, piece of equipment or product system used to

60 increase, maintain or Assistive technol
increase, maintain or Assistive technologies aid students in accessing both the curriculum and the physical Michigan, and Florida Michigan and WisconsinDistance Learning8As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have shifted to distance learning _________Service Delivery (Education Commission of the States). 58 engMgemenP Mnd MdvocMcy plMy M key role in Oelping youPO RiPO disMNiliPies 59 ricMns, including P cOMnges of circumsPMnces broug

61 ht on by COVID-19—such as isolation
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62 mic. Telehealth is the use of digital in
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63 Services RemoPely (NMPionMl orce Agenci
Services RemoPely (NMPionMl orce Agencies is PrMcking OoR sPMPe Rorkforce SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 62 isPMnce Service Gelivery (Jorkforce InnovMPion Technical Assistance Center). 63 • • • Virtual pre-employment transition services.Guidance for Distance Services and Service ProvidersIn response to the pandemic, state VR agencies are: Issuing general guidelines regarding the operation of their programs dur

64 ing the pandemic, including providing re
ing the pandemic, including providing remote services to customers and temporary exceptions Nebraska, Michigan, and Texas New Jersey, , and Utah Issuing guidance regarding services and fees by community VR communications. Indianaand Connecticut, and Utah Adopting fully capable tele-counseling services and using teleconferencing to provide Marylandand New MexicoSupported Employment GuidanceState VR agencies have provided pandemic-related guidance

65 related to the provision of Pennsylvani
related to the provision of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania and Island MarylandVirtual Pre-Employment Transition ServicesState VR agencies have provided pandemic-related guidance related to the provision of Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 64 COLLABORATION BETWEEN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND WORK-Pem PMrPnersOip RiPO VocMPionMl ReOMNiliPMPion 65 Connection of customers to essential servi

66 ce jobs. VR Mgencies ensure POeir oRn Mc
ce jobs. VR Mgencies ensure POeir oRn Mccess to up-to-date information about jobs that are immediately available, especially those that Oey serve RiPO posiPions Coordination of referrals. Coordinate across agencies to refer individuals to all programs MRMre of POeir opPions Mnd DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE POLICY OPTIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL 66 ervisors Mnd people RiPO Ensure ReNsiPes, moNile Mpps Mnd online sysPems POMP Mre used Po provide remoPe Ensur

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e people RiPO disMNiliPies OMve Mccess Po MssisPive PecOnology devices Mnd EncourMge service providerCemployer Mnd people RiPO disMNiliPies Po engMge in Mn provided Po oPOers. Providing telemental health services. COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks SEED | STATE EXCHANGE ON EMPLOYMENT & DISABILITY | 67 O�ering resources Po menPMl OeMlPO service professionMls. FonnecPing sPudenPs Mnd pMrenPs RiPO resources Mnd services.

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O�ering direcP supporP services Po individuMls Mnd fMmilies. TOe MvMilMNiliPy of PeleRork Ms M reMsonMNle MccommodMPion. Ensuring accessibility and usability of online platforms. Appropriate selection of assistive technology. Providing mental health services and supports. COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks COVID-19 Disability Policy Frameworks COVID-19

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