COVID-19 Information, Resources, and Opportunities

Updated March 23, 2020

Legislation / Congress

On March 6, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-123) was signed into law. This provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127) was signed in to law. This increases Medicaid funding through a 6.2% FMAP (Federal Medical Assistance Percentage) increase, provides free COVID-19 testing, provides for some emergency paid sick and family leave, expands food assistance, and expands unemployment benefits.  

Get Involved

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies is hosting daily COVID-19 Disability Rights Workgroup Calls. They are held at 6:00 p.m. Eastern every day except Thursday. On Thursdays, they are held at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. You can find out more, get the call-in information, or be added to the email distribution list by emailing dart@disasterstrategies.org.

NCIL’s Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee meets monthly via teleconference and has been communicating regularly about COVID-19 as well. If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, contact Subcommittee Chair Todd Holloway at toddh@cfisouth.org.

Resources

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Social Security Administration

World Health Organization (WHO)

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Transitioning to Sheltering in Place

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