COVID-19 presents unique challenges to people with disabilities and older adults. The following information and resources are provided for individuals, caregivers, families, and organizations. 

Video: Helping our older neighbors and those with disabilities during COVID-19 

General Resources

Local and state information and resources are available for older adults and people with disabilities.  

Status Updates on COVID-19

Please refer to the Multnomah County Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 web page for more information on Oregon’s stay home order, reopening, staying healthy, what to do if you are sick, testing, and other guidance. Follow the links below for additional status updates on COVID-19.  





COVID-19 Guidance and Information (State and national)

Local, state, and national guidance, information, and resources are available for individuals with disabilities and older adults. 




Civil Rights

Civil rights are critically important during emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Know your rights.  

Food and Supplies

Food access is a primary area of concern for many in the community. Learn more about local and state programs and efforts related to food and supplies. 


Healthcare is both essential and different in the COVID-19 era. Learn more about specific programs for people with varying abilities and across different age groups. 

Medical Benefits and Social Services

Medical benefits and social services programs are in place to support older adults and people with disabilities.  

Home Healthcare Providers and Caregivers

Home healthcare support is available for caregivers and individuals. Learn how to access services, supports, and supplies for at home care. 


Mobility matters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about local transportation resources, including paratransit and rideshare programs. 


Housing remains a basic right and a need for all. Learn more about available programs and services. 


Staying connected to utilities and home services enable our use of technologies and virtual support services. 


Education during COVID-19 presents new challenges, especially for virtual learning and for educating children with disabilities.  


As we experience unprecedented changes in employment and unemployment, it is important to understand resources available for people with disabilities. 


Learn more about local business resources available through the City of Portland and Multnomah County. 

COVID-19 Financial Support

Learn more about COVID-19 financial support programs at the national level.  

Pets and Service Animals

The need to rely on pets and service animals for support remains important during COVID-19. Learn more about pets and service animals. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental and behavioral health resources are available for people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans.  

Social Connections/Community Aid

Staying connected socially while maintaining physical distance is a challenge, but important for our health and well-being. There are many ideas, resources, and efforts underway that you can learn about here.

Thank you for visiting this page.  If you have any questions about the information on this page or need additional information about resources for people with disabilities or older adults, please contact the Multnomah County Aging Disability and Resource Connections, ADRC, at 503-988-3646 or at the ADRC website.