Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Although everything is changing quickly, you still have the right to live, work, and access your community free of discrimination. We will be updating this page as we receive new resources and guidance.

Please contact us at 1-866-275-7273 or info@pandasc.org if you:

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Administration for Community Living – What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

SARTAC Self Advocacy and Beyond: Plain Language Information on COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO)

State Resources

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC)

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

Education

P&A Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Covid-19 and 2020/2021 Special Education in Public School

US Department of Education’s  “Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak” (March 12, 2020)

US Department of Education’s COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and South Carolina Schools

US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has a webinar on accessibility for online learning

Wrightslaw: FAQs: Coronavirus and Your Child’s Special Education

P&A’s Fact Sheet: College Students with Disabilities, Reasonable Accommodations and COVID-19 Q&A

Employment

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Covid-19 Page 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights  

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers

COVID-19 and the FMLSA (Family and Medical Leave Act)

How do I file for Unemployment Insurance (w/ link to state information) 

South Carolina Department of Employment Covid-19 Page

Residential Facilities

If you are worried about a loved one in a facility you can report your concerns to P&A info@pandasc.org or 1-866-275-7273 or file a complaint through one of the agencies below:
 SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
• Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
• SC Long Term Care Ombudsmen

The Federal Trade Commission has issued an alert to consumers to be on the lookout for nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are requiring residents who are on Medicaid to sign their stimulus checks over to the facilities.

Voting During the Pandemic

Voting Absentee During Covid-19

Other Resources

Appleseed Legal Justice Center’s Covid-19 Guide to food access, housing, consumer protection, and healthcare

Managing Anxiety & Stress

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries 

Information in American Sign Language (ASL):

CDC Video on Covid-19

Video: A Message from National Association of the Deaf about Coronavirus

Video: Coronavirus Explained by Doctor

Communicating with Medical Personnel During Coronavirus