report explores the experiences of people with disabilities in Delaware
during the 2020 pandemic by examining a number of data sources,
listening sessions, and discussions with individuals involved in the
COVID-19 response. A visual version of the report - an online story map -
is available at https://arcg.is/19XLqD.
The report explores a myriad of risk
factors that aligned during the COVID-19 pandemic to make people with disabilities
among the most vulnerable segments of the population and highlights
the resilience of the disability community in the face of increased
social isolation, structural challenges to services, and
disproportionate loss of life. The report also explores the actions
taken to overcome these issues, and how these actions can be used as
first steps in the path forward to decrease the disparities this
community will experience in future public health emergencies.
Click here for the full report.