Long COVID, Variants, and Surges: The Effects on Individuals with Disabilities
As we move from a COVID-19 public health response to individual risk/responsibility, what are the implications to individuals with disabilities and caregivers?
A conversation on June 16, 2022. Recording includes ASL interpretation. Presentation begins at 2 minutes and 50 seconds:
These resources can be used to help improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities as we all respond to COVID-19.
- Communications for All Picture Board and Emergency Communication For All information video (open captioned)
For use as an aid in emergency and non-medical communications, these tools should not replace a professional interpreter.
- Tip Sheet: Promoting Effective Communications and Physical Accessibility
Agencies, organizations, and facilities should ensure there is appropriate access to services and supports.
- The Inclusive Health Equity Collaborative
A statewide program working to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding support and services for Pennsylvanians.
- COVID VaxFactsDDNY
This New York State project uses science-based information about COVID-19 to increase access to and understanding of COVID-19 among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.
Resources Shared During the Event: Links
- Patient Tips: Healthcare Provider Appointments for Post-COVID Conditions
- 60 Minutes Video on Long COVID
- PASC Dashboard: Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infections (PASC) Estimates and Insights
- Post-COVID Care Centers (PCCC)
- Accessibility at Community Clinics: Know Before You Go (Philadelphia)
- Communication board used at Philadelphia Department of Public Health vaccine clinics, partnered with the Institute on Disabilities (see "Communication Aids")
- Philadelphia's In-Home Vaccine Program (follow link or call 311)
- How to protect yourself from COVID-19 during party season
- City of Philadelphia COVID-19 services and information
- Bloomberg: Long Covid Is Showing Up in the Employment Data
Last update: 7-1-2022