COVID-19 Response and Recovery
The DEMAC has been called into action – operating under ESF 6 - Mass Care – to help address and advocate for the needs of people with disabilities in the response to and recovery from COVID-19​.

COVID-19 Activities

Image of covid-19 related activities across the State and within DEMAC

April 3, 2020 - weekly emails began to DEMAC general members to communicate:

  • High-level updates from FEMA Region X, OHA, and DHS
  • Updates from state disability organizations in Oregon
  • Resources for people with disabilities

March 17, 2020 - weekly calls with primary and alternate members began to ensure the accessibility of COVID-19 activities by:

  • Sharing high-level updates from FEMA Region X, OHA, and DHS.
  • Getting input and feedback on guidance and materials for people with disabilities
  • Hearing and discussing concerns from the disability community