NLIHC Joins Letter Urging Coronavirus Responses to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities

NLIHC joined a sign-on letter on March 3 urging local, state, and national responses to the coronavirus pandemic to address the needs of people with disabilities at every stage of the pandemic. Led by the World Institute on Disability, the letter calls for immediate and ongoing action to meet the needs of people with disabilities affected or potentially affected by the pandemic.

“Among the most important steps is to ensure the continuity of operations for services, supplies, and support that people with disabilities and older adults depend on to maintain their health, safety, dignity, and independence in the community,” the letter states. “Continuity of operations means that agencies, community, health maintenance, medical, transportation, and other essential service providers are able to continue performing essential functions under a broad range of circumstances without interruption.”

The letter is at: