Accessible Testing for People with Disabilities

Whereas, people with disabilities are discriminated against throughout society.

Whereas, Test Nebraska has failed to properly consider people with disabilities.

Whereas, those with limited access to transportation have difficulty accessing testing.

Whereas, there is a lack of testing for those in community-based services.

Whereas, the testing process and data has not been transparent.

Whereas, it is crucial to ensure that people with disabilities are offered the equal protection of testing and ensure that our datasets include all members of the community.

Whereas, we have seen significant spikes across the world in facilities.

Whereas, Beatrice State Developmental Center has failed to provide a plan to ensure that people with disabilities under state care have proper access to testing.

Whereas, settings like nursing homes are in particular danger of high levels of infection.

Whereas, there are serious concerns that have remained not addressed regarding people with disabilities.

Therefore, we, the undersigned call upon Governor Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to ensure updates and modifications to the Test Nebraska Program that will protect people with disabilities.  We must provide equitable access to testing for those in communities, in facilities, in services, and supported by their families.  In order to ensure this, we must eliminate barriers including but not limited to lack of access to transportation, limitations of vehicles, ensure quality testing in community services, provide testing in facilities, make the website accessible, create a comprehensive data set involving all people, and ensure equitable care for all Nebraskans.

 

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Jolene Sequenzia
Anne Lauritzen
Kylie joyce
Annette Carlin
Erin M. Wiesen
Anna Unruh
Linda Van Dyke
Christine Cary
Kathy Kneifl
Jennifer Weinlaub
Lindsey Baker
Lia Havlena
Amy Cherko
Tinera Rust
Diane Campbell
Graciela Sharif
Teresa Marti
Terry Streetman
Anastacia Van Kirk
Liz Ferguson
Shannon McEvoy
Kathy Hoell
Brooke Harrie
Melissa Flint
Kathleen Rylee
Emma Bottolfson
Amy Svoboda
Kathy Jensen
Dorothy Juhl
Karen OHara
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  • Jolene Sequenzia
    signed 2020-07-27 11:20:17 -0700
  • Anne Lauritzen
    signed 2020-06-19 21:35:23 -0700
  • Kylie joyce
    signed 2020-06-19 18:48:37 -0700
  • Annette Carlin
    signed 2020-06-19 17:28:29 -0700
    Treat all people with dignity and respect. People with all abilities are worthy of covid testing and care!
  • Erin M. Wiesen
    signed 2020-06-19 17:02:59 -0700
  • Anna Unruh
    signed via 2020-06-19 12:14:36 -0700
  • Linda Van Dyke
    signed via 2020-06-19 09:48:49 -0700
  • Christine Cary
    signed 2020-06-18 20:54:22 -0700
  • Kathy Kneifl
    signed 2020-06-18 18:49:24 -0700
  • Jennifer Weinlaub
    signed 2020-06-18 18:34:59 -0700
  • Lindsey Baker
    signed 2020-06-18 13:54:43 -0700
  • Lia Havlena
    signed 2020-06-18 13:02:09 -0700
  • Amy Cherko
    signed 2020-06-18 12:01:40 -0700
  • Tinera Rust
    signed 2020-06-18 10:44:18 -0700
  • Diane Campbell
    signed 2020-06-18 08:31:19 -0700
  • Graciela Sharif
    signed 2020-06-18 07:45:55 -0700
  • Teresa Marti
    signed 2020-06-18 07:38:49 -0700
    I am the parent of two sons with disabilities, neither who drive.
  • Terry Streetman
    signed 2020-06-18 07:32:20 -0700
  • Anastacia Van Kirk
    signed 2020-06-18 07:01:01 -0700
  • Liz Ferguson
    signed 2020-06-18 06:37:03 -0700
  • Shannon McEvoy
    signed 2020-06-18 05:33:29 -0700
  • Kathy Hoell
    signed 2020-06-18 05:28:00 -0700
    I found the Governor’s comment to be very offensive!
  • Brooke Harrie
    signed 2020-06-18 04:47:17 -0700
  • Melissa Flint
    signed 2020-06-17 20:26:57 -0700
  • Kathleen Rylee
    signed 2020-06-17 20:16:28 -0700
  • Emma Bottolfson
    signed 2020-06-17 19:24:15 -0700
  • Amy Svoboda
    signed 2020-06-17 19:03:46 -0700
  • Kathy Jensen
    signed 2020-06-17 18:15:18 -0700
  • Dorothy Juhl
    signed 2020-06-17 18:12:01 -0700
  • Karen OHara
    signed 2020-06-17 18:02:08 -0700