(@victoriaholic)

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Quarantine workers who have fever/low oxygen level/test positive for virus in hotel if they are not live alones.

Many workers have housemates, husbands, wives, domestic partners, and dependents who have less health insurance than an infected worker does. Don't send sick or potentially sick workers home to shelter in place with (and infect) family, friends, etc.. Instead, quarantine infected or potentially infected workers in hotels. DO NOT let them leave until the quarantine is over - or tests reveal that they aren't sick. Didn't... more »

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(@laura921)

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Making sure that the elderly and those at risk don't get sick.

The population who is most at risk need to be accommodated in all aspects. Supermarkets already are providing scheduled times for the elderly to shop, but not everyone who is immunocompromised is old. I think doctors should provide some sort of paperwork where those who have health issues that make them vulnerable to COVID19 can obtain a kind of permit or ID (similar to a handicap permit) that they can show to be able... more »

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(@bobbiereed16)

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Working in today's new normal

I believe more emphasis and considerations need to be placed on vulnerable populations with reference to daily living and returning to the workplace. A few idea's I have thought about which would give value to serving these individuals are:

1\. Consider using technology more. For example: Over the past couple months we all have been living life in the "stay at home" mode to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Why not--learn... more »

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(@fourthhorn)

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Mandatory Masks

Let us empower all levels and members of the constabulary and legal system to impose "on the spot" fines of say $20.00 on anyone in a public area not wearing a mask. In return for the $20.00 the offender would be presented with a pack of say 5 paper masks.

Sort of like "Whack M All". Everyone sees it. Everyone gets the point. The offense is immediately rectified. The offender gets something out of it.

If we don't take... more »

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(@ohionewyorkregisterednurse)

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N-95 Masks Needed Face Masks Protect More For Exposing Others Not Protecting Against

Seeing Nancy Pelosi wearing her face mask around her neck(if Covid droplets on her neck and she places mask over mouth and nose-good chance she gets the virus) makes me cringe. I am asking that the government use the Defense Protection Act to ramp up production of N95 masks and distributing them to all that reside in the US- like stimulus checks- to decrease exposure from virus for both the user and anyone the y are in... more »

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(@tom)

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Prioritizing people going back to work with Day programs for IDD and also child care.

As people start returning do their jobs, in my field, many will need day services for their son or daughter with IDD or they cant return to work. Same is true in for many people with children. We need to prioritize these parents for those services or they could get fired or cut off from benefits. In Ohio, the Covid 19 for persons with IDD has not been that high. Most agencies are used to cleaning and wearing PPE. You... more »

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(@mike001)

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What does a new norm of Employment look like for People with Disabilities?

We all know that if the general unemployment rate is going to be 15-30% because of the pandemic. The unemployment rate of people with disabilities is going to be 2 to 3 times more so you can imagine the number. It is no secret that people with disabilities are hard hit by COVID-19. That said, what will the employment of people with disabilities look like in the months to come? As someone whose job it is to assist our... more »

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(@carolyn.bos)

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Personal Choice

There shouldn't be a set requirement for the community classified as vulnerable. Continued education is great. Workplace cleanliness is great. It needs to be the individuals choice to continue to work in the workplace or to work from home.

Masks are intolerable for some people. They should not be required.

It does need to be required to not punish vulnerable employees for the need to work from home. That is the only... more »

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(@jharlan)

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Everybody's not online

Believe it or not, many seniors, people with some disabilities, lower income groups, homeless people, people living in rural areas with poor bandwidth and others are not online or not proficient in locating and using services online. These citizens may be among the most vulnerable served by federal, state and local government agencies. It may be necessary to share more than a complex agency's home page URL. Some people... more »

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(@rgreen)

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Rebound infections, liability to others

Among the concerns on reopening are that the virus will rebound (which appears to be happening in TX and GA) and that employers and businesses will face criminal repercussions of failing to protect at risk persons. Also concerning is whether businesses and employers have a duty to enforce social distancing or to enforce or provide masks to persons who do not comply... What is the best guidance on these issues? Thank you.... more »

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(@tdunahoo)

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Decontamination device

After watching President Trumps daily briefing. DHS reported heat, ultraviolet light, and humidity killed covid 19 rapidly.

I have an idea for a decontamination unit which will help to ensure a virus free environment.

It is critical to ensure our carehomes are as free of covid 19 as humanly possible.

These unit would be outside and based on the data from DHS testing it would appear the unit would take only a few minutes... more »

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(@sujohn)

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Back to work

Operating day supports centers for people with ID/RD, Autism and persons with Head and Spinal Cord injuries makes reopening for persons who are at risk a challenge. We have begun to assess and survey our families to see what their time frame and desires/requirements are for returning to work and programming. People are all over the board as it relates to reopening. We will work with those families and individuals first... more »

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(@nancydmiller)

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Making the workplace safe for people who are blind

One third of our nonprofit's workforce is legally blind. People who are blind are used to using physical contact for human guide, touch when reading braille or using keyboards or smart phones. When teaching mobility to other blind persons the instructor is usually very close to the blind student. To reopen safely we are implementing a more frequent cleaning protocol, giving all staff the appropriate cleaning supplies... more »

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(@jay9509)

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Transplant Recipient

As a kidney transplant recipient of 3 months, this idea is of utmost importance. Many people complain about wearing masks, but ALL must be educated that wearing masks is MANDATORY to protect persons like me and indeed the entire population. It cannot be optional! Many jobs require PPE in order to perform certain tasks; e.g. safety glasses, hard hats, heat protective gloves, etc.

In the absence of universal testing availability,... more »

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