Episode 85 Resources: Emergency Preparedness and the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Original Broadcast: September 2, 2020
Archive Episode 85: Emergency Preparedness and the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Link: adalive.org/episode85



Plan. Prepare. Respond.
It is important to plan and prepare for potential emergencies, severe weather, natural disasters, and flooding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Make a list and keep important supplies with you.
  • Identify where you could go to shelter safely.
  • Listen and follow local news, weather reports, and social media.

Keep in Mind
You may need to adjust your emergency plan, supplies and actions based on the latest information from your state or local officials and on guidance about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Preparedness Resources

ADA National Network Resources

Health Care Access

Face Masks and ADA

COVID-19 Webinars: Inclusive Emergency Management Webinar Series

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resources

General Emergency Preparedness Resources


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