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. 

 

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)

 

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 (NEW 5/20/2020)

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 (NEW 5/7/2020)

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 (NEW 5/6/2020)

CDC Video: Symptoms of COVID-19: ASL (NEW 5/6/2020)

Key Questions About the New Increase in Federal Medicaid Matching Funds for COVID-19  (NEW 5/11/2020)

Key Questions About the New Medicaid Eligibility Pathway for Uninsured Coronavirus Testing (NEW 5/11/2020)

 

INFORMATION IN EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE 

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 (NEW 5/11/2020)

 

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