COVID-19 Information & Resources
Coronavirus information and resources for people with disabilities, families and providers.
Working Together - What To Know
Oregon Vaccine Distribution Plan
The COVID vaccine is coming but prevention practices are more important now than ever. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen cautions that it will be months before many have access to the vaccine.
We must continue practicing basic prevention measures -- wearing masks, physical distancing, avoiding gatherings, staying home if sick.
Know the Risk In Your County
Find your county's current RISK status then use this Risk Guidance Chart to help you make decisions about social activities. OHA updates this information as data is reported.
Risk Guidance Chart
Learn about your risk for COVID 19 based on activities and routines. Download the Risk Guidance Chart and post it on your refrigerator, by the front door, in the workplace, and share with others.
COVID-19 Information & Updates
Coronavirus Recommendations for Persons with Disabilities
COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions (Oregon Health Authority)
Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Considerations for the Disability Community
An FAQ to support state and local disability leaders advocating for the role of individuals with disabilities in the allocation and distribution plans for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Special Education Resources from the Oregon Department of Education
Resources for Schools
Educational Assistants and Support During Remote Instruction
This video provides examples of ways educational assistants can support students with disabilities during remote instruction. (Audience: All school-based professionals.)
Considering Compliance When Educational Assistants Provide Remote Support
This video provides a brief overview of considerations regarding educational assistant support during remote instruction. (Audience: Administrators and Certified staff.)
Remote Use of Paraprofessional Supports for Students with Disabilities
An overview of how to effectively utilize paraprofessional supports in remote instruction. For more information, view the full document.
COVID-19 Resources & Support
- Virus Defense At Home
This is a guide for individual and family households. Use these simple cleaning tips to reduce the spread of germs at home. Each page can be printed and posted in a common area or room to remind family members to keep surfaces extra clean at this time.
- Talking to Your Child About Change
This story is to read with children and youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities who may be struggling to understand why their schedule is now different, in particular why they are no longer in school. Flexible thinking is emphasized and feelings are acknowledged.
- Talking About Change: A story about coronavirus
This story can be used to support individuals with disabilities who live in their family homes, foster homes or group homes to understand the current situation due to the new Coronavirus. Questions are provided to give readers opportunities to plan, prepare, and ask questions. Discussing the pictures may also help the individual process facts and feelings.
- What to do if you are sick during a virus outbreak
This visual narrative can be used to support individuals with disabilities who live in their family homes, foster homes or group homes. Clear instructions are paired with visuals to promote an understanding of what to do if a person begins to feel sick.
- Creating Routines for Residential Providers in the Developmental Disability (DD) Community
This document was created for those working as residential service providers in the DD community. The document contains a list of 11 tips for creating new routines with clients during stay-at-home orders. These suggestions may help inspire your own creative thinking!
- Super Handwashing (Video)
A video demonstration to show why washing your hands thoroughly is important.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language
This plain language social story was created by and for people with intellectual disabilities. It offers clear information about the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a resource from the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC). You can find more resources on the SARTAC website. (Spanish version)