Many people with developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The Iowa DD Council has put together resources to help you better understand COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and those in your community.
COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities
Download an information packet below developed by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Here are a few things inside:
What is COVID-19?
How do you get it?
What happens if you have it?
If I am sick, when should I call a doctor?
How sick do you get?
How can I stay healthy, or not get it?
If I am sick, what should I do?
If my staff person is sick, what should I do?
What do I do if someone I live with gets sick?
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
211 Iowa - Individuals who have barriers to scheduling a vaccine or do not have internet access who are 65 and older, or 64 and younger with underlying health conditions can call 211. A vaccine navigator will help with scheduling a vaccine appointment. This service is also now available for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as their caregivers.
Resources on COVID-19
- Iowa Vaccine Information
- Iowa Compass - Iowa Compass connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa
All updated information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
All updated information from ACL can be found at https://acl.gov/COVID-19