Resilience and Emergency Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DEMAC has been called into action.

During emergencies, state agencies have different roles as part of Oregon's comprehensive emergency management plan.​ DEMAC is 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​.​


​Oregon’s Food Resources: COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series

  • Meeting Objective: How do you find the food resources you need during the COVID-19 pandemic? This webinar series will answer your questions about food resources during this COVID-19 pandemic.

All webinars are real-time captioned and recorded versions are available on the OHSU UCEDD website.​

Video: COVID-19 information from the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (March 2020)

DEMAC ​Updates


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
DEMAC COVID-19 activities timeline graphic