COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute is complying with and exceeding existing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) control protocols outlined by the CDC.

If you have questions, feel you may have been exposed, or are sick, contact the Douglas County Health Department hotline (Monday-Friday) at 402-444-3400. Additional information is available by reviewing the following links and documents:

People with disabilities are most at risk in our community. We can all help to keep them safe!

How can you help?

Wear a mask

Spread the word (not the virus)


1-Check COVID screening mobile app 
UNMC's mobile app enables people to answer a series of questions and assess their likelihood of having COVID-19. Learn more [link to UNMC].

Coronavirus Self-Checker [link to]
This automated tool is not designed to diagnose coronavirus but is a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

Shelter in Place

What exactly do these words mean? [link to]

National and State Resources

The Arc of Nebraska: for children or adults with disabilities or their family members, caregivers, or service providers [link to]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Partner Toolkit [link to]

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation: Policy changes, opportunities for communities, and general updates connected to response to COVID-19 [link to]

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:

Outlook Nebraska: Transportation/pick up services, rent/utility/bills and food/grocery assistance, and mental health hotlines [link to]

States’ Responsibility for Special Education during COVID [link to U.S. Department of Education]

United Way Coronavirus Community Economic Relief Fund [link to]

World Health Organization (WHO) Updates [link to]

General Resources

A Different World - COVID-19 Special Edition of The Brain Architects Podcast [link to]

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities archived webinars [link to]

General Resources for people with autism and other disabilities provided by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services / Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee [link to]

General Resources for people with disabilities provided by The Arc of Nebraska [link to]

Information on Coronavirus (plain language):  English [PDF] / Español [PDF]

Let's Talk About the Coronavirus social narrative video provided by UM-NSU [link to youtube]

Multi-Language Resources

Resources for families to help children understand the pandemic [link to]

Talking with children about Coronavirus: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children [link to]

What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus Outbreak, including latest news and FAQs provided by Special Olympics. [link to]

Back to School

Virtual Education & Students With Disabilities Resource Guide: Supporting Student Success in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond [link to]

To help you prepare for back to school, experts in our Severe Behavior Department put together some school transition tips for reducing possible challenges and encouraging some of the safety skills necessary for attending school during the pandemic.

School Transition Tips - Page 1  School Transition Tips - Page 2

Nebraska Department of Education Special Learning Guidelines for Students with Disabilities [Link to PDF | Link to]

Healthy at-home

Food Bank for the Heartland [link to]

Mental and physical health resources:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides guidance for family members and caregivers who support people with developmental disabilities:

Ernie Els for Autism offers virtual programs & telehealth, on-demand classes and resources and activities to support individuals on the spectrum and their families.

Special Olympics provides guides to:

Learning & Fun at-home

Clinical Resources

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech [link to]

Patient-Provider Communication Tools - including bilingual [link to]

Self help skills [link to PDF]

Tips: Pencil Grasp [link to PDF] and Snipping with Scissors [link to PDF]

1, 2, 3...Move With Me Activities, including: Balancing, ball skills, jumping skills, learning to jump and locomotor skills [link to PDF]

Clinician Supports

My NICU Network provides free courses to provide frontline maternity, NICU and newborn providers with essential skills to support patients, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

National Academy of Medicine provides strategies to support the health and well-being of clinicians during COVID-19.

Nebraska Isolation & Quarantine Manual free e-book for health care professionals.

Nebraska Medicine resources for providers.

Ten Percent Happier offers practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety and is currently free for healthcare workers (this includes techs, admin assistants, support staff, anyone working in a healthcare organization). 

MMI has created this resource page because the content serves the public good and is consistent with our mission of providing outreach and extraordinary patient care to individuals throughout the I/DD community. The provision of this information should not be considered an endorsement.