The unprecedented spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised concerns about its potential impact on individuals with Down syndrome. Experts in the Down syndrome community have come together to create a Q&A with the information known about COVID-19 at this time.
The document answers questions that are currently being asked and anticipates other important questions. As we learn more about COVID-19 in general, and about how it may or may not affect people with Down syndrome, this Q&A will be updated in a timely way.
It is our hope that this information can be used to help you support your loved one with Down syndrome as we cope with the coronavirus pandemic. We encourage you to share this information with your family, friends, educational and medical providers, and others within the Down syndrome community. (Share on Facebook now.)
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation is proud to be an official supporting organization of the COVID-19/Down Syndrome Q&A developed by an impressive national consortium of Down syndrome organizations. Many thanks to organizers DSMIG, Global, LuMind IDSC, NDSC, NDSS, and NTG, and other supporting organizations DSAIA, Gigi’s Playhouse, IMDSA, and T21RS.
Please note that with the spread of COVID-19, it is important to stay up to date on healthcare, research, and support for people with Down syndrome. Follow the hashtag #T21COVID on Twitter and read our blog post on coronavirus resources for individuals with Down syndrome.