Disability Rights Nebraska is committed to protecting our staff and the people that we serve.
We are continuing to serve the disability community during the COVID-19 crisis. As this situation evolves, we will be updating this webpage with information related to COVID-19 and its impact on people with disabilities.
Here are some of the disability issues we're working on during COVID-19.
Equal Access to Healthcare
Both the possibility of discriminatory care rationing - or restricting some peoples' access to health services due to limited resources - and lack of accessibility to COVID-19 testing have extremely negative implications for members of the disability community.
People with Disabilities Living in Facilities
Congregated living conditions enable the spread of COVID-19, making individuals with disabilities living in facilities some of the most susceptible to this virus.
To stay informed on the status of facilities and the individuals living in them, we are asking individuals who are living in a facility, have recently been in a facility, or know someone who is living in a facility to complete our facilities monitoring form.
Protecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities
The education landscape has changed dramatically due to this virus and its communicability. Needless to say, the learning environments of students with disabilities have been affected by COVID-19 in a variety of ways.
Housing Issues during COVID-19
Stable, affordable housing is important for everyone, especially people with disabilities. With a struggling economy and sky-rocketing unemployment rates, thousands of Nebraskans are struggling to afford rent.