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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information, Response, and Planning for Washingtonians

This page will be updated as more information is made available.
Last Updated: February 17, 2021

It’s important to take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 and prevent further spread of the virus if you do become sick. Here is a list of other recommendations for staying safe, informed, and prepared.

Know Your Legal Rights

Even in a crisis, people with disabilities have the right to live, work, learn, and access their community without discrimination.


Create a Household Plan of Action

Reach out to your service providers and circles of support to start planning. You may want to discuss a plan with family, roommates, and neighbors. If you already have a plan, review it to make sure it will still work.

Things to Consider:

  • Are you signed up for emergency warnings in your county? Do you know how to do that?
  • Do you know which phone numbers to call if you feel sick?
  • Have you identified people in the community who may provide you with support if you need it? Do you know their contact information?


Stay Informed 

Information about how communities and governments are responding to COVID-19 is being regularly updated. It can be a lot of information to take in but it’s important to stay up to date on policies like changes in transportation service or requirements to stay at home.


Funding, Mutual Aid, and Support in Washington State

General Funding, Mutual Aid, and Support

Other resources

Do you have questions about your legal rights?

Are you unable to access critical information?

Disability Rights Washington is here to help.

Please note that in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and ensure that we will be able to continue to provide high quality legal services, we will conduct meetings remotely and our office will be closed to the general public. Our phone lines will remain open during regular business hours and people in need of legal assistance should call to schedule an appointment for Technical Assistance.

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