How to Host a Barrier Free Vaccine Clinic
You may decide to host an accessible vaccine clinic to reach and accommodate your consumers. It is important to partner with your local or state health departments when planning vaccine events. Please use the accessible site basics, flow trigger, and subsequent role, site needs, and example documents at this link to help you plan your Barrier Free Vaccine Clinic.
Administration on Community Living (ACL)
Current resources and guidance found at www.ACL.gov/COVID-19. This page is intended to make it easier for the aging and disability networks to find the information they need most. In most cases, you will find links to the definitive source for information, in order to ensure that our networks are accessing the most up-to-the-minute information. Please note that program officers will not be providing health related information, other than to refer to these resources.
American Sign Language (ASL) videos created by the Center from Disease Control and Prevention
- ASL Video Series: What You Need to Know about Handwashing
- ASL Video Series: COVID-19: Are You At Higher Risk for Severe Illness?
- ASL Video Series: Use the Coronavirus Self Checker to help decide when to call a doctor
- ASL Video Series: How does COVID-19 spread?
- ASL Video Series: Tips to Keep Children Healthy While School is Out
- ASL Video Series: What is the Risk to Pregnant Women?
- ASL Video Series: Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
- ASL Video Series: Answering Question from Children about COVID-19
- ASL Video Series: Face Covering Intro (combined with Surgeon Gen Video)
CDC Updates [content updated as of August 18, 2022]
- Click here to learn "Why the CDC is loosening some of it's COVID19 guidelines"
- Click here to read "CDC streamlines COVID19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risks"
- Click here to read "What to do if you were exposed to COVID19"
- Click here to locate health centers in your area that provide COVID 19 vaccines and boosters
Current COVID-19 information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19.
This guidance, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here Coronavirus.gov. For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website
CIL CARES Act FAQs
Resource Page from the Independent Living Field
Partnership Disaster Hotline
The Partnership’s Disaster Hotline provides information, referrals, guidance, technical assistance and resources to people with disabilities, their families, allies, organizations assisting disaster impacted individuals with disabilities and others seeking assistance with immediate and urgent disaster related needs.
The Disaster Hotline is always available for intake calls, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at (800) 626-4959 and
Public Health Communications Collaborative: Communications Resources for Public Health Officials
Do you have questions about COVID19? This resource provides talking points and answers to tough questions related to COVID19. This message guidance and framing is regularly updated to reflect new developments and emerging issues.
Plain Language information on COVID-19
This 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities.
We understand that MonkeyPox has been a new outbreak in the United States and has caused many individuals, especially those with disabilities who may have more compromised immune systems, to worry about what MonkeyPox is, how to stay safe, and where outbreaks are occurring.
Please note: while many of the monkeypox outbreaks in the US recently have been linked to men who have sex with men, this is not a disease that only impacts members of the LGBTQ+ community. Transmission has occurred in non-sexual circumstances and there have been cases of transmission from humans to pets (non-sexually) as well.