This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will provide updates at coronavirus.maryland.gov as they become available. More information and updates from the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is available at odhh.maryland.gov/coronavirus.
These videos were developed by a team of volunteers to help us further communicate accessible COVID-19 frequently asked questions to our Deaf and hard of hearing community.
- Virtual classroom
- What is the school doing for my child?
- Internet affordability
- Social development
- Educational resources
- Support services
- Synchronous education
- Asynchronous remote education
- Other thoughts or considerations in mainstream school
- Support services
- Support services already in place
- Assistive listening devices
- Concerns about equal and accessible information
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing child’s needs are not being heard
- What is the difference between 504 or IEP plans?
- What about college students or those in vocational training who are Deaf or HH?
- What does essential activities mean?
- Custody and visitation arrangement
- Essential travel
- Outdoor activities during the stay-at-home order
- The courts and eviction
- Creditors possession
- Maryland Governor’s proclamation
- Substantial loss of income
- Announcement about masks
- Medical masks
- What qualifies as a mask?
- What type of masks are out there? How can I make one?
- What if I am feeling anxious or stressed related to COVID-19?
- What are some of the things you can’t control?
- How to determine the credibility of COVID-19 information?
- Focus on your support system
- Mental health stressors during COVID-19
- What can we do to maintain normalcy?
- What can I do to support myself?
- Stay connected
- What is telehealth?
- How does it work?
- Services offered
- Insurance coverage during COVID-19
- Consent before the appointment
- Before the appointment
- New changes
- Insurance coverage for services
- What is COVID-19?
- What is the current COVID-19 situation in Maryland?
- Do older adults have a higher risk of becoming more seriously ill from COVID-19?
- What can I do to be prepared for COVID-19?
- What can I do to reduce the risk?
- What is social distancing?
- What can I do to support older adults?
- Should I cancel plans to travel?
Special Tax Filing and Payment Relief
- 2020 Special Tax Filing and Payment Relief
- Who qualifies for this special tax filing and payment relief?
- What if I do estimated tax payments?
- What if I can’t file a 2020 tax return by July 15, 2020?
- Criteria to be tested
- I might have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. What do I do?
- My health care provider said I can’t be tested. Why can’t I be tested?
- Can I get a test on my own without a provider?
- Will I have to pay for the COVID-19 test?
- What does the test consist of? What is the process?
- How do people who are tested get their results?
- How long does it take to receive results?
- Will my insurance cover treatment if I test positive for COVID-19?
- Do local health departments have to approve all testing first?
- Why do we not have enough tests?
- Where can I learn about testing at Vehicle Emissions sites?
- Where am I able to be tested? Who do I contact?
- Unemployment Insurance Introduction
- Three Unemployment Insurance Programs
- What are Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) rules?
- HEROES Act
- What does Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) cover?
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Eligibility
- What does The CARES Act do for you?
- Who is covered by the CARES ACT?
Thank you volunteers!
- Debbie Colbert
- Amy Crumrine
- Roy Crumrine
- Susie Gershowitz
- George Ketcham
- Daniel Koo
- Maria Lado
- Lori Leal
- Amy Lindley
- Leyland Lyken
- Kirsten Poston
- Khadijat “Kubby” Rashid
- Andrew Robertson
- Kalpana Varia
- Matthew Vita
- Nancylynn Ward
- Michele Westfall