Disability Advocacy Group Files Complaint Over Lack Of Coronavirus Testing Access For Nebraskans With Disabilities.

June 23, 2020

Disability Scoop (6/23, Young) reports Disability Rights Nebraska and at least seven other state organizations “have filed a letter of complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights over Test Nebraska access for people with disabilities.” The complaint “offered stories of people shut out of testing because of their disabilities.” Specifically, many residents with disabilities have allegedly been prevented from receiving diagnostic tests for the coronavirus because they were not able to independently travel to and access a testing site in the state. Additionally, some people with disabilities do not have access to the Internet, “which is how people sign up for Test Nebraska.” The complaint requests HHS require the state to make testing more accessible and provide off-site testing for residents with disabilities in need.


Last modified on 06/26/2020


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