This report explores the experiences of people with disabilities in Delaware during the 2020 pandemic by examining a number of data sources, listening sessions, and discussions with individuals involved in the COVID-19 response. A visual version of the report – an online story map – is available at https://arcg.is/19XLqD.
The report explores a myriad of risk factors that aligned during the COVID-19 pandemic to make people with disabilities among the most vulnerable segments of the population and highlights the resilience of the disability community in the face of increased social isolation, structural challenges to services, and disproportionate loss of life. The report also explores the actions taken to overcome these issues, and how these actions can be used as first steps in the path forward to decrease the disparities this community will experience in future public health emergencies.
Click here for the full report.