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COVID-19 Disability Information

Resources by country

Last modified: July 7, 2020

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:

Americas

United States

White House Coronavirus Task ForceCOVID-19 Information

AppleCOVID-19 screening app

COVID-19Disability Community Preparedness Resources

EEOCPandemic preparedness in the workplace and the ADA

EEOCCOVID-19 Disability Accommodation Guidance

Guide on COVID-19Easy Read

CaliforniaCritical Delivery Service

Chicago Department of Public HealthGuidance for People at Higher Risk

ChicagoTop Box Grocery Delivery

Reasonable Accommodations During COVID-19

Education Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Centre for Disease ControlASL: COVID-19 resources

US Department of LaborCovid19 Tips: The Americans with Disabilities Act

Illinois Department of Public HealthGuidance for Support Persons in Health Care Facilities

National Association of the DeafCOVID-19 information – ASL

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing CommissionCOVID-19 ASL videos

Centre for Disease ControlPeople at risk for series illness

NYC HealthGeneral coronavirus resources

NYCCOVID-19 Food Assistance Resources

New York City HealthGuidance for people who may have increased risk

Center for Independence of the Disabled New YorkCoronavirus information

National Organisation for Rare Diseases – Guidance on prevention and risk for rare community

The Colorado Cross-Disability AssociationThe Coronavirus & People with Disabilities

CDCHow to make your own face mask

CDCFuneral Guidance for Individuals and Families

State of ColoradoPandemic Map

White House – Readout from the State and Local Stakeholder Call on COVID-19 Response

TennesseeCovid-19: Medical Standards for people with disabilities

Apple and GoogleCOVID-19 contact-tracing technology

Johns Hopkins UniversityPandemic Map and Data

People with vision disabilitiesDatabase of COVID-19 statistics

Canada

Government of CanadaCOVID-19 and people with disabilities

British ColumbiaCovid-19 support for people with disabilities

People First of Canada – Coronavirus Information (Easy Read)

Surrey Place – Coronavirus Information (Easy Read)

Latin America

Mexican GovernmentCOVID-19MX Mobile App

MexicoCNDH –  I read, learn and get informed. Guide for parents and carers of girls and boys with disabilities.

PAHOGuidelines for Coronavirus and Disability (Spanish)

ChileGuide for mental health

Chile – Support Networks for Persons with Disabilities

ArgentinaA guideline for fighting gender violence during quarantine

ArgentinaHelpline

Brazil – In response to COVID-19, authorities must ensure adequate access to healthcare

COVID-19

New Cases Confirmed 131,989
Jul 14, 2020
New Confirmed Deaths 3,481
Jul 14, 2020
New Recovered 140,198
Jul 14, 2020

Global Figures: 9,087,965 total confirmed cases, 351,641 total confirmed deaths. Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE.

Preventions

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
  • Follow the directions of your local health authority.