Coronavirus COVID 19 Information Center

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness. In addition, people of all ages, with or without disabilities, seem to be at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 if they have serious chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.


Please use the following links to get the latest information on COVID-19

Community response and guidelines for Covid-19 and Disabilities:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
Administration for Community Living https://acl.gov/COVID-19
World Health Organization https://www.who.int/
Shepherd Center Q & A on COVID-19 & Disabilities https://news.shepherd.org/qa-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/?_ga=2.49589478.1314721981.1583416882-868935734.1522794814
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) https://mailchi.mp/aapd/announcing-the-2019-aapd-paul-g-hearne-leadership-awards-193353?e=ebaa68762b
New Mobility Disability-Specific Recommendations for COVID-19 https://www.newmobility.com/2020/03/disability-specific-recommendations-for-covid-19/

State and Local information:

CT.gov Portal: Latest Covid-19 Data https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
Hartford Healthcare https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/coronavirus

Please check back for more information as it becomes available.

  

  

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