Temporary Accommodation Request
As part of the University of South Carolina Aiken’s continuing efforts to protect and support our employees, we are mindful that there are some who may be at a higher risk for severe symptoms or otherwise being severely impacted by COVID-19. At the request of Governor McMaster for institutions to put accountability protocols in place and under guidance from SC Department of Administration to maintaining accountability of our state resources, proactive measures to safeguard the health and safety of our employees are being offered to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Measures include extending telecommuting arrangements and/or other special considerations to eligible workers who may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A list of conditions that “are at an increased risk” and “might be at an increased risk” can be found on the CDC website. Considerations also may be available to those facing difficulties due to delayed school re-openings or a lack of access to childcare.
UofSC Aiken’s Office of Distance Learning is the primary support resource for Blackboard and faculty training for pedagogy and technology for learning.