EDI Coronavirus Staff Resources

EDI Coronavirus Staff Resources

On March 13, 2020 Dr. Collins announced telework-eligible staff of the National Institute of Health (NIH) would be permitted, in alignment with OMB guidance, to work from home to promote social distancing to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread. NIH doctors and scientists have kept the protection of NIH staff and patients a top priority by continuing to work vigorously on vaccines and treatments.

In response, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), located on the NIH Bethesda Campus in Building 2 on the 3rd floor- will remain open. EDI will have one staff member available Monday through Friday to provide; in-person customer assistance and to process document deliveries related to EEO complaints and reasonable accommodations, including but not limited to: Reports of Investigation (ROIs) and legal correspondence through UPS, the Postal Service, or FedEx.

EDI is committed to serving NIH employees remotely and in person during this period of social distancing to ensure the consistent support and awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities, non-discrimination laws and access to reasonable accommodations.

Please continue to visit this page and follow our social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn for timely EEO related guidance, and information.


COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges to all workers, guidance from public health officials is subject to change as the pandemic continues, check for our EEOC updates to ensure NIH remains in alignment with EEOC and CDC guidance to keep the workplace safe.


EDI has compiled helpful information to assist NIH Employees effectively during the pandemic. Continue to follow our updates regularly for the latest information.

Reasonable Accommodations

Qualified employees can change their work environment or procedures to enable performance of essential duties.

Contact our Access & Equity Team.


To ensure the safety of our employees and the NIH community we are requesting limited access to our office.

We are still able to assist via telephone.

Education & Outreach

You can still access our outreach and training programs to help you succeed.

Explore our available resources.


We will continue to update our site throughout the pandemic as it continues shift our assistance to NIH Employees.

Follow EDI and EEOC Experts on Twitter as COVID-19 continues to shift our field.