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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Applies to COVID-19 Related Services

Published : 2021-04-17
Author : U.S. Department of Justice – Contact: justice.gov

Synopsis* : Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) reminds community partners that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to COVID-19 related services. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact on people with disabilities, who, through no fault of their own, have faced additional barriers due to the public health crisis. It is absolutely critical that COVID-19 resources, including vaccines and testing, are implemented in a manner that ensures individuals with disabilities are not subjected to discrimination…

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced today that it will be providing the attached Dear Colleague Letter reminding community partners that are involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to their services.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe and distressing impact on people with disabilities, who, through no fault of their own, have faced additional barriers due to the public health crisis,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

“We will vigorously pursue justice on behalf of those who are [...]

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