Letter to Governor McMaster

Today we asked Governor Henry McMaster to work with stakeholders to institute measures to save the lives of institutionalized people with disabilities who are at the highest risk of negative health outcomes from COVID-19 as well as the people who care for them. Nearly 40% of those who have died from COVID-19 in SC were people who lived and worked in long-term care institutions. Our recommendations will not only help to protect the lives of seniors and people with disabilities, but also greatly benefit the Black and Brown workers (and their families) who comprise the majority of the workforce in congregate facilities.