COVID-19 Information and Resources
The Arc of Indiana has developed this resource page to help provide the most recent factual information regarding COVID-19. Please be sure check this page often as we are committed to updating information and adding new content.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination.
Use CDC’s COVID-19 booster tool to learn if and when you, your child or teen can get boosters to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have specific COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, which include an additional third dose to complete their primary series, as well as a booster shot for those eligible.
Search vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233
to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.
April, 2022 – Americans with Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, have access to over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Get additional information at 1-800-MEDICARE and Medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.
COVID-19 Information Websites
- Administration on Community Living
- The Arc US COVID-19 Resources
- IIDC COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
- Hands in Autism – COVID-19 Information and Strategies
- HANDS in Autism Coronavirus Hub
- IN*SOURCE COVID-19 Information Page
- Indiana State Department of Health
- Family and Social Services Administration
- Department of Workforce Development
Indiana State Department of Health Call Center
317-233-7125 (M-F, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45p.m.)
317-233-1325 (after hours)
877-826-0011 includes options for healthcare providers as well as the public.
Hoosiers with general questions are encouraged to visit in.gov/coronavirus for information. Call center staff will not offer medical advice or provide test results.
April 19, 2022 – Fact Sheet: Preparing for Medicaid Changes when the Public Health Emergency Ends
April 7, 2022 – Social Security offices have restored in-person services, including for people without an appointment. Social Security strongly encourages use of online services, phone appointments, or scheduling in-person appointments in advance. Visit ssa.gov for complete information.
Self-Advocates of Indiana (SAI) has produced an informational video, Let’s Talk About the COVID-19 Vaccine.
The video shares an important message on what the vaccine is, why it is important, how to talk with your physician about if the vaccine is right for you, and how to get information from trusted sources about the vaccine. Two resources include the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We encourage you to watch and share the video, particularly with people with IDD, as self-advocates share with other self-advocates.
This 8-page booklet about the coronavirus, written in plain language., was created by and for people with developmental disabilities. Plain Language Booklet on COVID-19
- Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities Research Findings
Administration on Community Living
- FAQ for Guardians about COVID-19
- How to Make an Advanced Designation of Representative Payee
- Information on Appointing a Standby Guardian
- Example of Standby Guardian Court Form
- Appointment of Health Care Representative Form
- CDC COVID-19 FAQs
- CDC guidance for cleaning household surfaces
- CDC guidance for when people can come out of self-isolation or quarantine.
- CDC information for healthcare professionals
- Healthcare professionals FAQ
- Personal protective equipment FAQ
- Office of Civil Rights guidance on HIPAA
- U.S. Department of Education information on providing Free Appropriate Public Education during COVID-19.
- Indiana Department of Education information on timelines and case conferences during COVID-19.
- National Disability Rights Network resources on COVID19 and Education of Students with Disabilities
- Helping Your Child with Routines at Home
- Helping Your Child with the Foundations of Communication at Home
- Helping Your Child with Communication at Home
- Helping Your Child with Academics
- BeWellIndiana – Information to help Hoosiers work through mental health challenges with children or teens, as well as seek support for themselves.
- Day Programs Tools and Best Practices During COVID-19
- UNC toolkit for those supporting individuals with autism during COVID-19
- How to talk about COVID-19 with people who have autism – NPR report
- Six free online speech therapy resources for kids
- Making connections during social distancing – Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY)
- Supported Employment Tools and Best Practices During COVID-19 – The Arc of the United States
- Supporting Staff During the Coronavirus Pandemic – The Arc of the United States
- Evaluation Framework for Hospital Visitor Policies
- COVID-19 Visual Communication Card – 8.5 x 11 for printing
- COVID-19 Visual Communication Card – For use on mobile devices
- Addressing Tenant Concerns During the COVID-19 National Emergency – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Eviction & Foreclosure Resource Guide – Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority