COVID-19 Information


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 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


CDC Updates [content updated as of August 18, 2022]


Current COVID-19 information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at

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.govFor information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Health Officials

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. 

Plain Language Info on COVID-19

 MonkeyPox Information

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.