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Know Your Rights: COVID-19

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has prepared and collected the following information and resources to assist people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment resources for people with diabetes during COVID-19

FAQ for Workers with Diabetes During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic

Your Rights Under the New COVID-19 Laws as a Worker with Diabetes
This information pertains to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: the paid leave provisions in this law expired December 31, 2020. New laws may be passed in the future to extend or grant new paid leave protections.

Sample Physician Letter for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

  • If your health care provider is reluctant to write a letter to support your request for reasonable accommodations, or has told you that it is their policy not to write letters, keep in mind that physicians are busier than ever before because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may have developed this position because of a lack of time. Sharing the ADA’s Sample Physician Letter for Requesting Reasonable Accommodations should help show your physician that it is not as time-consuming as they may have thought, and that their drafting such a letter is critical to support your diabetes management and overall health.

American Diabetes Association Letter to Employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) COVID-19 Guidance

EEOC Pandemic Preparedness Guidance (Updated to respond to COVID-19)

Department Of Labor (DOL) COVID-19 Guidance

General Employment Rights: Information and Resources

More Information About Reasonable Accommodations

COVID-19 resources for detainees with diabetes

American Diabetes Association Letter to Detention Centers

COVID-19 resources for students with diabetes

Safe at School COVID-19 Resources

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) COVID-19 Guidance

OCR Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control: Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning (dated October 5, 2022)

COVID-19 resources for airline passengers with diabetes

General Information on Air Travel and Diabetes