COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals worldwide in their ability to work, communicate, receive medical care, and seek education. Our department compiled resources for our providers and patients with disabilities to review in order to make informed decisions about COVID-19, vaccines, and travel.

University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine Center for Disability Health and Wellness
COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers/Systems

MDisability Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites
Accessible COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Sites within Michigan Medicine

University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns COVID-19 Resources
Resources by and for Disability Communities in the Time of COVID-19

Michigan-Based Organizations

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Professionals of Michigan
Resources for healthcare professionals to keep you informed about COVID-19 and the state’s response. Includes information on vaccines, PPE, tutorials, etc.

COVID-19 Resources for Residents of Michigan
Resources for patients to keep you informed about COVID-19 and the state’s response. Includes information on vaccines, travel, support, best practices for older adults and caregivers, etc.

Mental Health Resources for patients and providers of Michigan
Mental Health Resources for anyone feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Resources on the COVID-19 Vaccine by the state of Michigan
Use this tool to gain additional information and resources on vaccine availability in Michigan, boosters, masks, etc.

National Organizations

The COVID-19 Pandemic and People with Disabilities
Primary Concerns, the AUCD Network Response, and Needs for the Future

CDC COVID Data Tracker
This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country

CDC Information on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Use this tool to learn if and when your child or teen can get vaccinated and/or boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots
Three COVID-19 vaccines are used in the US to prevent COVID-19. Use this tool to gain additional information on the recommended boosters, guidelines, and recommendations.

CDC Information on COVID-19 Testing
Use this tool to gain additional information on the types of COVID-19 tests, instructions, and FAQs.

CDC Information on Travel
Use this tool to help you know the requirements to board a flight to/from the United States: Domestic travel, International Travel, and Cruise Ship Travel

CDC Information on Quarantine & Isolation
This tool helps determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine or take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

CDC Resource on the use of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19
Learn the proper use and care of masks, including considerations for people with disabilities.

Dr. Chad Ruffin - COVID-19 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Information and updates regarding COVID-19 and its impact on individuals that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing by Dr. Chad Ruffin, an ENT and CI surgeon, and the first person born with severe hearing loss to become a surgeon using cochlear implants.

Green Mountain Self-Advocates COVID-19 Booklet
Plain language COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

National Association of the Deaf Communication Resources
Resources on communicating with Medical Personnel During Coronavirus

Supporting Deaf Children During COVID-19
CDC resources for supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

Video by Dr. IV Mirus in ASL
ASL: video on Covid-19 vaccines