COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019) Resources

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. Phone lines are currently staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. Please note that this call center cannot access COVID-19 testing results. For testing inquiries or results, please contact your health care provider. 

 

It Takes a Community to Reach Immunity

 

COVID Vaccines II: Q&A on Facts and Myths 4/7/21

 


 

COVID Vaccine: A Q&A on Facts and Myths 2/4/21

 

 

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The resources below are provided to help you understand the most current information regarding this new pandemic known as COVID-19. Links will be updated and new resources posted as information evolves.

 

WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

Governor Inslee’s Proclamations Related to COVID-19

Washington State’s Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) 

Washington State Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Information

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Communication Cards:

 

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA):

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Coronavirus Information

Let’s Talk COVID-19 – Informing Families

DDA – Q & A from Town Hall Meetings    PanelistsTownHall_May20

Virtual Town Hall Meetings – DDA/DD Council/The Arc  

 

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (Education):

Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During School Facility Closures 

OSPI COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

OSPI COVID-19 Special Education Guidance and FAQs

Protecting the Civil Rights of Students COVID-10, U.S. Department of Education

OEO Resource Page for School-Related and Childcare Related Resources

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak 

TIES Center Distance Learning Engagement  

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

IRS: Economic impact payments – What you need to know 

COVID 19 (Coronavirus)- Resources for Immigrants / Recursos para Inmigrantes  

American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD)  

Preparing Individuals with I/DD for Medical Treatment at Hospitals  

CDC: Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Mental Health Resources 

CDC Video: Symptoms of COVID-19 

CDC Video: Symptoms of COVID-19: ASL 

Key Questions About the New Increase in Federal Medicaid Matching Funds for COVID-19  

Key Questions About the New Medicaid Eligibility Pathway for Uninsured Coronavirus Testing

COVID-19 Social Stories

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance 

 

INFORMATION IN EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language 

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine 

CDC V-Safe Smartphone App 

Plain Language Tips for Working with Support Staff During COVID-19 – Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) 

COVID-19 Communication Card

COVID-19: What in the World is Going On? (PDF) – Informing Families

COVIBOOK: Supporting and reassuring children around the world (available in 22 Languages)

Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus – Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Información de COVID-19 Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades

Important Things to Know About COVID-19 – Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions

 

VIDEOS: COVID-19 EXPLAINED

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Explained  World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Our World in Data

Susceptibility to the Coronavirus?  Dr. Eric Berg, National Institutes of Health and more

The coronavirus explained to children Eurac Research

 

ADVOCACY FOR COVID-19 SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

The Arc of the United States is a strong voice in Congress for people with I/DD. Find out what is happening and make your voice heard so that the needs of people with disabilities, their families and the workforce that supports and cares for them are included in all legislation packages that Congress passes to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Federal Policy Update on COVID-19 Response for People with Disabilities  

Legislative Responses to COVID-19  Fiscal Note 

 

 

Community Partners, new resources related to vaccine distribution that we want to share with you!

  1. As you may have heard, the FDA and CDC has asked for a temporary pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Use these resources (attached) to help you answer J & J vaccine-related questions you may be getting from your community members:
    • FAQs for Temporary Pause on J & J Vaccine Use  DOH has released information related to the State’s next steps around the J&J/Janssen vaccine. This FAQ also includes details about why the vaccine is temporarily paused, the unlikelihood of those who received the vaccine having severe side effects and what to do watch for if you have had this vaccine within the last 3 weeks.
    • Vaccine Safety: What to Know – DOH developed an infographic with answers to help overcome some of the barriers that community members may have about the vaccines.
    • Action needed:
      • If you have promoted event with the J&J vaccine specifically, please update that information and coordinate with the vaccine provider you are working with.
      • We recommend that you remove the use of the J&J vaccine name on any of your communications materials. Focusing on benefits of vaccination in general and promoting vaccination clinics is recommended.
  2. Please remember, Vaccine Locator has replaced Phase Finder so make sure to direct your community members to Vaccine Locator!
  3. If your audiences include employers and businesses, or you yourself as a partner are planning to put on a vaccination clinic, here are some resources from DOH:
    • View the  Employer Toolkit with resources on hosting a vaccination clinic at your business and FAQs about vaccination, cost and employer requirements.
    • If you would like to host a vaccine clinic either as a partner or an employer, reach out to your Local Health Jurisdiction for details. They will work with you to coordinate your efforts.