COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus in the coronavirus family. Other coronaviruses have caused outbreaks of diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide.
Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CST).
There are several ways to access the hotline:
What is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled.
What is Quarantine?
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. It lasts long enough to ensure the person has not contracted an infectious disease.
What is Isolation?
Isolation prevents the spread of an infections disease by separating people who are sick from those who are not. It lasts as long as the disease is contagious.
We’ve compiled a list of resources related to COVID-19 that are available for and accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.This list is by no means exhaustive. If there are any more resources, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.