DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, people with disabilities still have the right to live, work, and access our community free from discrimination. Disability Rights Oregon has been hard at work promoting and defending these rights. Learn more about our advocacy on COVID-19 below.


20 State and National Civil Rights Leaders Call for Federal Intervention in Oregon’s Discriminatory Health Care Rationing Plan

COVID-19: Advocates Ask Gov. Brown to Protect the Health, Safety, & Independence of 950,000 Oregonians with Disabilities

COVID-19: Hospital Policy & Accommodations for People with Disabilities

COVID-19 Testing in Oregon Remains Insufficient

Preventing Discrimination: Unlawful Rationing of Healthcare during COVID-19 Public Health Response

The Needs of People with Disabilities During this Public Health Response

Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Group Homes, & Adult Foster Homes

Residents at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Group Homes, & Adult Foster Homes


Improve Special Education Resources during COVID-19 School Closures

Guidance for Education Services to Native American Students at BIE Schools During COVID-19 School Closures

Oppose Waiver of Federal Special Education Law and the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs


Halt Eviction Proceedings to Prevent Homelessness and Protect Public Health

Jails, Prison, & Criminal Justice System

Statewide Survey Shows Jails Slashed the Number of Inmates by Nearly Half in Response to COVID-19

Stop In definite Detention of Defendants with Disabilities due to COVID-19

Protect Incarcerated People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Immunocompromised People


Vocational Rehabilitation Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Social Security Beneficiaries

COVID-19: Eliminate Extra Steps for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries to Receive Economic Stimulus Checks

Updated: May 29, 2020


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