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:
White House Coronavirus Task Force – COVID-19 Information
Apple – COVID-19 screening app
COVID-19 – Disability Community Preparedness Resources
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
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
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission – COVID-19 ASL videos
Centre for Disease Control – People at risk for series illness
NYC Health – General coronavirus resources
New York City Health – Guidance for people who may have increased risk
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
State of Colorado – Pandemic Map
White House – Readout from the State and Local Stakeholder Call on COVID-19 Response
Apple and Google – COVID-19 contact-tracing technology
Johns Hopkins University – Pandemic Map and Data
People with vision disabilities – Database of COVID-19 statistics
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)
Mexican Government – COVID-19MX 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
Brazil – In response to COVID-19, authorities must ensure adequate access to healthcare
Global Figures: 9,087,965 total confirmed cases, 351,641 total confirmed deaths. Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE.
- 1. Nonprofit offers COVID-19 sanitation kits to families with disabilities
- 2. Accessibility in times of pandemic: Building “Cities For All” post COVID-19
- 3. Healthcare and disability care workers stressed over lack of PPE
- 4. PRCS introduces distance learning for children with disabilities
- 5. Half of UK parents uncomfortable with children returning to school
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.