COVID and ADA Resources

Resources related to disability and ADA issues.  These resources are updated continually. 

Comprehensive List from ADA National Network

Resource List from the Great Plains ADA Center


FAQs: The ADA, Small Business, and Face Mask Policies  (Great Plains ADA Center, 7/10/2020)

Title III Coronavirus FAQs: Tips for Addressing Common ADA Title III Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (Lexology, April 3, 2020)

ADA Considerations for Business Owners Requiring Face Masks in Retail Stores (National Law Review, May 13, 2020)

ADA Implications: I Don't Want to Wear a Mask (JD Supra May 11, 2020)

DOJ alert on fraudulent flyers on the use of face masks and the ADA (5/22/20) 

Civil Rights/Policy

Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (HHS, March 28, 2020)


U.S. Dept. of Education: Q & A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

U.S. Dept. of Education: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities


EEOC Says Employers May Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations - Subject to Limitations (National Law Review)

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

EEOC Webinar: Questions About Nondiscrimination Laws and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Q & A  for Employers)

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

EEOC Answers Employers' COVID-19 Related Questions  (Excellent summary by JD Supra)

US Department of Labor

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers (Dept. of Labor)

COVID-19 and the American Workplace  (Dept. of Labor)
This page compiles Fact Sheets and Q & As for the Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 


Coronavirus and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Managing Your Workforce During a Pandemic (

(New) Digital Accessibility and Other Best Practices for Remote Work (Disability Inc.)

Health Care

CDC: Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings: Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Hospitals Must consider Accommodation Requests in Pandemic  (Bloomberg Law, April 2, 2020)

Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (HHS, March 28, 2020)

COVID-19: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Recommendations for the Hospital

Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites (Northwest ADA Center Fact Sheet)

Health Care Employers: How to Prepare for the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Workforce (JD

Disability Tips for First Responders

Exercise and Fitness

Paraquad: Home Exercise Videos for Wheelchair Users

Episode 1: Chair Cardio

Episode 2: Strength Training

Episode 3: Stretching and Mobility 

Episode 4: Strengthening With a Twist

Episode 5: Cardio with a Punch

Episode 6: Push, Pull, Lift

Episode 7: Stronger Every Day

Individuals with Disabilities/Older Adults

Toolkit for People with Disabilities  (Centers for Disease Control)

Series of ASL Videos from Centers for Disease Control on Coronavirus.

Plain Language Information on Coronavirus-By and For People with Disabilities

COVID-19: Medical Communication Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(National Association of the Deaf)

nformación de COVID-19 Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades
Excellent guide in English and Spanish to Coronavirus information using plain and simple language. Developed by Green Mountain Self Advocates

Tips for Accessing Online Worship During COVID-19 (American Federation of the Blind)


COVID-19 and Social Insurance and Benefit Programs

Older Adults

COVID-19: Information for Older Adults (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease: What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know  (Administration on Community Living)


Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families  (generations united)

COVID-19 Resources for Families of Children with Autism (Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders-University of Missouri)

Mental Health

Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health and Well-being (Center for Workplace Mental Health)

COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub (PsychHub)

Rural America

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
Very complete guide to a wide range of federal resources including financial.

State and Local Governments

Emergency Preparedness

Civil Rights Considerations During COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts

COVID-19 Best Practice Information: Considerations for People with Disabilities

FEMA COVID-19 Response
FEMA Respuesta por Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Voting Rights Coalition Letter on COVID-19 Response.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights-March, 16 2020

How to Protect the 2020 Vote from the Coronavirus (Brennan Center for Justice-March 16 2020)

Great Plains Regional Information/Resources


Iowa Dept. of Public Health

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance
-Iowa Economic Development

Iowa State University Extension COVID-19 Resources


Kansas Coronavirus Resource Center
-project of Kansas House Leadership

Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment: COVID-19 Resource Center 


Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services: COVID-19

MU Extension COVID-19 Resources


Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services: COVID-19