COVID-19 response. Considerations for Children and Adults with Disabilities


People experiencing social disadvantage and marginalization are known to be disproportionately impacted by ill-health.1 In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, persons with disabilities may have increased risk for exposure, complications, and death.

The document provides guidance on limiting virus transmission and protecting humans, minimizing morbidity and mortality, preventing the secondary impact of a pandemic outbreak, reducing domestic risk and recommendations for employers.

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