COVID-19 and the ADA

People with disabilities have the right to participate in the programs, services and activities offered by municipalities, non-profit organizations, state agencies or businesses. This right of participation remains even during a pandemic, and this principle is even more critical. Read more about how the ADA relates to programs and services provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic
Center for Diease Control

Ensuring Civil Rights During the COVID-19 Response
Federal Emergency Management Agency

COVID-19 Information for People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Others with Functional or Access Needs
Project REDD (Research and Education on Disability and Disaster)

Employment (ADA Title I)

What You Should Know About COVID-19, the Vaccination, and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – Updated 12/6/2020 - Includes information on reasonable accommodation, alternative screening methods, employees age 65 and over, family members with disabilities, pregnancy and more.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication Addressing Antibody Testing
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Webinar on COVID-19, Employment, the ADA, GINA and the Rehabilitation Act

EEOC Answers Employers’ COVID-19-Related Questions

Can You Require Your Employees To Get Vaccinated When A COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Available?

The ADA and Managing Reasonable Accommodation Requests from Employees with Disabilities in Response to COVID-19
Job Accommodation Network

Hospitals Must Consider Accommodation Requests in Pandemic
Bloomberg Law

State and Local Governments (ADA Title II) and Public Accommodations (ADA Title III)

COVID-19 ALERT: Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers
Department of Justice

Special ADA Audio Conference Session: COVID-19 and the ADA: Access to Programs and Services
Pre-recorded, no cost. Includes a resource document and a copy of the presentation handout.
ADA National Network

Questions and Answers on Disability Nondiscrimination in Health Care and Community Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Face Coverings and Businesses: Balancing the ADA with Public Health During COVID-19
Northwest ADA Center

No Mask, No Service? ADA Considerations for Business Owners Requiring Face Masks in Retail Stores
The National Law Review

Title III Coronavirus FAQs: Tips for Addressing Common ADA Title III Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ogletree Deakins

Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites
ADA National Network

Guidance for Group Homes for Individuals with Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control

Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes
Centers for Disease Control


Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak
U.S. Department of Education

Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education

Resources to Support Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis
National Center for Learning Disabilities