In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, we are providing information and resources from a variety of sources for people with disabilities, and their families and care providers, so that they can learn more and find help during this public health crisis.
University of Iowa Health Care has launched a new helpline to answer questions about influenza or 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for health care professionals and community members.
The helpline will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Numbers to call are:
This online resource includes updated information from the state department of public health on the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). A cases-by-county map shows the geographic spread of the disease:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a web page to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The CDC page includes general information for individuals, older adults, and people with medical conditions, community resources, and information for health care professionals:
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has online resources for information about Coronavirus 2019 for older adults and people with disabilities, including those with chronic health conditions. This ACL is continuing to update its webpage with related information and guidance:
This infographic was created to help Special Olympics Athletes stay safe during the Coronavirus outbreak:
This online resource was developed to demonstrate proper hand washing techniques to Special Olympics athletes:
The Iowa Department of Public Health has developed a resource for health care providers and related professionals. Links include a Testing Framework for Iowa, Public Testing FAQs, Just in Time Guidance for Testing Patients for COVID-19, and Resources for Healthcare and Facilities:
This webinar discusses effective communication strategies for clinicians and ways to talk to and support children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies to help parents communicate with their children are also included. David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, delivers the presentation:
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the University of New Mexico (UNM), Center for Development and Disability, developed a series of tip cards for first responders to help them support people with a variety of disabilities, seniors and childbearing women and newborns. The tip cards can be downloaded as a PDF at no cost from the UNM website: