Disability Rights Texas created this page to provide you with links to resources, news, and other information important to people with disabilities regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It contains resources and links from us, our disability advocacy partners, state agencies, credible health organizations such as the U.S. Center for Disease Control, and local, county, and state governments and health authoriites. (Most external links on this page go directly to a COVID-19 specific page on the organizations’ websites.)

We also want you to know that during this time we are still here to help! Though our physical offices are closed to the public, we are still taking applications for our legal services, working on cases, providing online resources on our website and social media, and offering as many of our other services as possible using telephone and video conferencing technology. 

If you are having issues in any of the areas described in our resources below, or with other disability rights issues, please contact us as follows:

1-800-252-9108

1-866-362-2851 (Sign Language Video Phone)

512-271-9391 (Purple 2 Video Phone)

To apply for services online 24/7, go to intake.DRTx.org

Handouts

Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created 3/26/2020 Publication Code: HS7 A Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic This handout can be made available in Braille or audio file upon request. We have seen instances of medical professionals discriminated against because of what they do and where they work. The discrimination stems from… Continue reading Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Can My Landlord Ask Me About Symptoms of COVID-19 and Other Renter Questions

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created 3/26/2020 Publication Code: HS6 Questions From A Renter During the COVID-19 Pandemic This handout can be made available in Braille or audio file upon request. My landlord sent an e-mail requiring everyone to tell the office if they coughed, ran a fever, or had any other symptoms of COVID-19. Can… Continue reading Can My Landlord Ask Me About Symptoms of COVID-19 and Other Renter Questions

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Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

Disability Rights Texas Handout Date Created: March 24, 2020 Updated: April 3, 2020 Publication Code: HS4 Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic (PLEASE NOTE UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 4/3/2020 AT THE END OF THIS HANDOUT) This handout is available in Braille and/or by audio file upon request. I heard that Landlords weren’t allowed to evict… Continue reading Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created 3/20/2020 Publication Code: EM12 Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here This handout can be made available in Braille or audio file upon request. Which employers are covered by the laws against disability discrimination? The laws cover private employers with 15 or more employees. The laws also cover most… Continue reading Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here

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COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College

Disability Rights Texas addresses four situations that college students with disabilities may experience because of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Continue reading COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College

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Coronavirus Pandemic and Rights of Students with Disabilities

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created: March 12, 2020 Publication Code: ED24 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak: Protecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools This handout can be made available in Braille and/or by audio file upon request. The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation in Texas. State and local officials,… Continue reading Coronavirus Pandemic and Rights of Students with Disabilities

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