What is medical rationing? When the COVID-19 Pandemic first arrived in the U.S. many hospitals in hotspot areas were overwhelmed. When there are not enough resources for everyone, hospital staff face the impossible job of deciding who will get life-saving
How to protect yourself in emergency shelters during COVID-19 In the event of a hurricane, you may need to evacuate. But this year’s hurricane season is complicated by COVID-19. Everyone will need to work together to help reduce the spread
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people with disabilities may be concerned about safety in the workplace. You may find it difficult to return to work. For instance, if you have a preexisting mental health condition like anxiety disorder, you may have
(Provided with permission from Disability Rights CA) Sample Letter to Request Reasonable Accommodations During the COVID-19 Pandemic This sample letter can be used to ask your employer or prospective workplace for reasonable accommodations you need in the hiring process or
“My employer wants me to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. I worry about my health because I have a disability. What are my rights?” During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find it hard to go back to work
Does North Carolina require me to wear a face covering if it is not safe for me to wear? No. According to Executive Order 147, workers, customers, and patrons with disabilities are not required to wear face coverings if they
What you need to know Wondering what to do when face masks are required but you can’t wear one? We’ve got you covered. Here are are some of your questions answered. Does North Carolina require me to wear a face
Resources for College Students with Disabilities Best Colleges released several guides for college students with disabilities. In these guides, you will find disability-specific resources, and information on financial aid and scholarships. There is also information on the disability services that
The CDC recently released a Covid-19 Toolkit for people with disabilities. This includes guidance around the needs of adults, children and youth with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs.
Your child’s rights during school closures Is my child still entitled to special education during school closures? Yes. The laws protecting the rights of special education students still apply during this time. School districts must provide a free, appropriate
Updates and Resources Understanding Trauma in Disaster Shelter Settings July 14 and 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Please join us to learn more about trauma-informed approaches in shelter settings, presented by nationally recognized trauma expert, Dr. Kelly Graves.
Updates and Resources ASL Videos providing resources and information on COVID-19: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/services-deaf-and-hard-hearing/covid-19-resources-and-information The ADA responds to mandated face masks. This gives examples of accommodations/modifications to face mask policies: http://www.adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/ada-and-face-mask-policies.php#examplesRM HHS Initiatives to Address the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on African
Court orders immediate action to protect people incarcerated in NC prisons from COVID-19 Today, in a lifesaving decision, Superior Court Judge Rozier issued an order outlining immediate actions to protect people incarcerated in our prison system from contracting COVID-19. He
A few weeks ago, we wrote how the state’s proposed emergency plans for hospitals discriminates against people with disabilities, putting them at the back of the line for life-saving care. This is a violation of civil rights. So DRNC filed a complaint
RALEIGH – A North Carolina Superior Court judge announced a ruling in favor of plaintiffs today, finding that plaintiffs were likely to win their claim that people incarcerated in North Carolina prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic are being held under unconstitutional
COVID-19 poses specific challenges to people with disabilities living in the community, whether they live independently, or with family or caregivers. Many people with disabilities rely on the support of others to live independently in their community. Social distancing from