Resources by country
Last modified: June 17, 2022
As cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continue to rise in worldwide, research has shown that older adults and persons with disabilities may be particularly susceptible to the disease. In an effort to help provide persons with disabilities helpful information regarding the virus, the Disability Insider has compiled the following resources:
White House Coronavirus Task Force – COVID-19 Information
Apple – COVID-19 screening app
COVID-19 – Disability Community Preparedness Resources
EEOC – Guidelines “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”.
Guide on COVID-19 – Easy Read
California – Critical Delivery Service
Chicago Department of Public Health – Guidance for People at Higher Risk
Chicago – Top Box Grocery Delivery
Revised guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health to towns and cities on the distribution of tests and masks.
Centre for Disease Control – ASL: COVID-19 resources
US Department of Labor – Covid19 Tips: The Americans with Disabilities Act
Illinois Department of Public Health – Guidance for Support Persons in Health Care Facilities
National Association of the Deaf – COVID-19 information – ASL
Centre for Disease Control – People at risk for series illness
New York City Health – Guidance for people who may have increased risk
New Jersey – COVID-19 Information Hub – Vaccine
Center for Independence of the Disabled New York – Coronavirus information
National Organisation for Rare Diseases – Guidance on prevention and risk for rare community
The Colorado Cross-Disability Association – The Coronavirus & People with Disabilities
FDA approves transparent mask.
CDC – New guidelines for adults who have been vaccinated for Covid-19
CDC – COVID-19 resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
White House – Readout from the State and Local Stakeholder Call on COVID-19 Response
Apple and Google – COVID-19 contact-tracing technology
Wayne State University’s MI-DDI launches COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Confidence for People with Disabilities
Johns Hopkins University – Pandemic Map and Data
Johns Hopkins University – COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Dashboard
FPF and NCLD – Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide During and After COVID-19
People with vision disabilities – Database of COVID-19 statistics
Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Highlighting Innovations, Maximizing Inclusive Practices and Overcoming Barriers to Employment for People with Disabilities, Watch Video
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services – Coping with long COVID-19
City of Austin – COVID-19 ASL Hotline
Government of Canada – COVID-19 and people with disabilities
British Columbia – COVID-19 support for people with disabilities
People First of Canada – Coronavirus Information (Easy Read)
Surrey Place – Coronavirus Information (Easy Read)
Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines
Mexican Government – COVID-19 MX Mobile App
Mexico – CNDH – I read, learn and get informed. Guide for parents and carers of girls and boys with disabilities.
Chile – Guide for mental health
Argentina – Helpline
Argentina – Protocol for assisting persons with disabilities hospitalized by pandemic.
Argentina officially prioritizes people with disabilities for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Brazil – In response to COVID-19, authorities must ensure adequate access to healthcare
Global Figures: 0 total confirmed cases, 0 total confirmed deaths. Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE.
- 1. More caution in health services as cases rise
- 2. COVID-19 support extended for vulnerable communities
- 3. RC told disabled people disproportionately affected during Omicron wave
- 4. Study reveals COVID was deadlier for people with intellectual disabilities
- 5. Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults