Tips on How Persons with Disabilities Can Cope with the Covid-19 Crisis
Ask your direct support provider if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19
Ask your direct service provider to:
Wash their hands when entering the home, touching them, dressing, bathing, showering, transferring, feeding, etc.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. CDC recommendations
Make a plan if your direct support provider gets sick.
Create a contact list of family, friends, neighbors, and local agencies that can provide support if needed.
Plan at least two ways of communicating from home and work that can be used in the case of an emergency. Keep this information with you at all times.
Have enough household items for a comfortable stay at home for at least a few weeks, plus a 30-day supply of over-the-counter and prescription medicines or medical equipment. Some health plans allow for a 90-day refill.
Wear a mask
Stay at least 6 feet from people who don't live with you
Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
Wash your hands often, or use hand sanitizer made with at least 60% alcohol
Coping with Stress During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals
Get plenty of sleep
Avoid alcohol and drugs
Make time to unwind
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories
Connect with others in a safe way while maintaining social distancing