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Walmart Reserves Daily Pickup Hour for Those Most At-Risk

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 14, 2020 — Walmart is launching a Pickup hour for people most at-risk for COVID-19. Each day at select pickup store locations, the hour from 7 to 8 a.m. will be reserved for customers over the age of 60, as well as first responders, customers with disabilities and anyone designated high-risk by …

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020)

2020 guidance on preparing the workplace for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Source: OSHA This is a quick summary of the guidelines without analysis or commentary. For more information, go directly to the guidelines by clicking the link in the reference. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has …

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Preparing Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities for Medical Treatment at Hospitals

Source: Disability COVID-19 Forms Click on the name of your state below to download a COVID-19 Disability Form to complete online and print. Alabama         Alaska        Arizona        Arkansas         California         Colorado         Connecticut         Delaware         Florida      …

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Applying HHS’s Guidance for States and Health Care Providers on Avoiding Disability-Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing – Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Persons with disabilities…should not be put at the end of the line for health services during emergencies. Download document Source: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Bulletin entitled “Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” stating “HHS is committed …

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The Direct Support Professional and COVID-19

Source: NADSP With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. We understand that given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are still working …

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COVID-19 Resources

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can serve their communities in many ways. Learn more about Inclusive volunteering! Source: The Arc The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or …

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COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Access Living will be maintaining a list of resources for the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Access Living In light of developments in the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, Access Living will continue to support our community in a multitude of ways, including creating and maintaining the below list of resources. Please …

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Tips for First Responders: Healthcare Professionals and Emergency Responders

Tips for First Responders on the Frontline Health Care Professionals Who are Working with People with Disabilities Source: Center for Development and Disability | The University of New Mexico Many first responders have requested quick, easy-to-use procedures for assisting persons with disabilities in an emergency. These tip sheets provide information about many types of disabilities …

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Is fatness or fitness key for survival in older adults with intellectual disabilities?

Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities Open Access to Full Text: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12724 by Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp First published:13 March 2020 What is already know about this subject Obesity and low physical fitness levels are highly prevalent in older adults with intellectual disabilities. In the general population fatness and fitness are …

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Proper Hand Washing Techniques

Source: Proper Hand Washing Techniques With the outbreak of the coronavirus, Special Olympics wants you to stay safe. Washing your hands properly is just one way to help do that. In the Expert Tip video series, Special Olympics athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics. For Global Handwashing Day, October 15, Nyasha Derere, a Health …

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