The HHS has issued waivers due to Hurricane Dorian.

From the HHS website:

Emergency responders are encouraged to consider the following:

“*Employing qualified interpreter services to assist individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing during evacuation, response, and recovery activities;
*Making emergency messaging available in languages prevalent in the affected area(s) and in multiple formats, such as audio, large print, and captioning and ensuring that websites providing disaster-related information are accessible;
*Making use of multiple outlets and resources for messaging to reach individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, and members of diverse faith communities;
*Considering the needs of individuals with mobility impairments and individuals with assistive devices or durable medical equipment in providing transportation for evacuation;
*Identifying and publicizing accessible sheltering facilities that include accessible features, such as bathing, toileting, eating facilities, and bedding;
*Avoiding separating people from their sources of support, such as service animals, durable medical equipment, caregivers, medication, and supplies;
*Placing persons with disabilities in integrated shelters to the extent possible; and
*Stocking shelters with items that will help people to maintain independence, such as hearing aid batteries, canes, and walkers.”

For more information, visit: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/09/03/ocr-issues-guidance-to-help-ensure-equal-access-during-hurricane-dorian.html

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