By Dexter Horne
Across the U.S., state and local policymakers are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with numerous policies, programs and initiatives. From health and safety protocols to vaccination requirements to telework options, many of these policies relate to employment and have the potential to benefit workers, businesses and our economic recovery. However, when implementing these policies, it is important to ensure they are inclusive of all Americans, including individuals with disabilities.
With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Labor’s State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED) is hosting an online dialogue exploring how states and localities can design inclusive COVID-19-related policies and practices—and we want to hear from you.
Now through May 21, please visit https://SEEDdialogue.ideascale.com to share your insights on pandemic response policies related to:
- Safety and health
- Mental health
- Pre-employment education and training
- Reskilling and upskilling
Post your ideas for ensuring these programs and activities will benefit everyone and align with our nation’s disability rights laws and regulations. You can also comment and vote on ideas submitted by others and learn ways to strengthen your own state policies in the process.
Don’t miss this chance to foster a more inclusive economic recovery. Visit https://SEEDdialogue.ideascale.com/a/index today!