COVID-19 and HIPAA Resources

Updated: April 20, 2020

Social Story for Wearing a Mask

The Hogan Administration's COVID-19 Response

In English
 

The Hogan Administration's COVID-19 Response

In Spanish

 

Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus

https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

Spanish Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus 

https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/plain-language-information-on-covid-19-spanish-version/  

 

This easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus is written in both English and Spanish. It was written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information).  Please share it widely.

How to Explain COVID-19 to a Child with Anxiety.

https://www.additudemag.com/explain-coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-adhd-child/

 

Social Story on COVID-19

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

 

COVID 19 Resource:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science-news/what-should-autism-community-know-about-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to Talk About with Your Child

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/caring-autism/202003/cronavirus-covid-19-what-talk-about-your-childhttps://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin:

HHS has released some new guidance regarding limited waivers of HIPAA sanctions and penalties during this incident, including telehealth. If you have questions about this guidance, please contact your counsel. If you don't have local counsel, Dawn Croinin (dawn.ocroinin@maryland.gov), may be able to assist you with some general questions related to this guidance.

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/hipaa-and-covid-19-limited-hipaa-waiver-bulletin-508.pdf 

 

We ask that partners share 2-1-1 Maryland with your community stakeholders through your social media and other communication channels. 2-1-1 Maryland is able to provide Maryland citizens with information regarding various resources (including feeding options for non-students).


Maryland Individuals:
Call 2-1-1 or visit 211md.org  

 

Mental Health:  

The Maryland Department of Health has an FAQ for maintaining mental health during this State of Emergency.

https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_Maintaining_Mental_Health.pdf

 

Uninsured Marylanders:

Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders.

https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/coronavirus-sep/ 

Maryland Schools Providing Meals for Students (Locations):
Families may find a location by visiting mdsummermeals.org.