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.


Who's signing

Amanda Ruether
Jennifer Radil
Carol Hagemeyer
Mary Costello
Seth Wannamaker
Erik Barrera
Lisa Steiner
Rita Barry
Glorie Robinson
Mary Angus
Cryss Angevine
Eric Evans
Diane Pillard
Mary Flies
Leanne Whetstone
Janet Tibbs
Thomas Vrbicky
Leona Irvin
Donna Bright
Tami Kaup
John Kretzschmar
Brenda Aguirre
Kate DeMilt
Cynthia Vanderwerff
Deborah Bartels
Wilma Gerena
Anne Ireland
Don Dew
Kindra Smith
Lynne Elwood
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  • Amanda Ruether
    signed 2020-06-03 17:19:54 -0700
  • Jennifer Radil
    signed 2020-06-03 17:19:45 -0700
  • Carol Hagemeyer
    signed 2020-06-03 17:03:38 -0700
  • Mary Costello
    signed 2020-06-03 16:52:18 -0700
  • Seth Wannamaker
    signed 2020-06-03 16:43:57 -0700
  • Erik Barrera
    signed 2020-06-03 16:26:21 -0700
  • Lisa Steiner
    signed 2020-06-03 16:22:27 -0700
  • Rita Barry
    signed 2020-06-03 16:03:35 -0700
  • Glorie Robinson
    signed 2020-06-03 15:24:03 -0700
  • Mary Angus
    signed 2020-06-03 15:22:18 -0700
  • Cryss Angevine
    signed 2020-06-03 15:20:12 -0700
  • Eric Evans
    signed 2020-06-03 15:19:14 -0700
    Thanks for setting up this petition!
  • Diane Pillard
    signed 2020-06-03 15:09:36 -0700
  • Mary Flies
    signed 2020-06-03 14:23:23 -0700
  • Leanne Whetstone
    signed 2020-06-03 14:18:10 -0700
  • Janet Tibbs
    signed 2020-06-03 13:43:14 -0700
  • Thomas Vrbicky
    signed 2020-06-03 13:28:54 -0700
  • Leona Irvin
    signed 2020-06-03 13:04:15 -0700
    My son, Brandon, works part-time for Walmart as a cart-pusher but has not been tested. He is high-functioning.
  • Donna Bright
    signed 2020-06-03 12:47:34 -0700
  • Tami Kaup
    signed 2020-06-03 12:33:26 -0700
  • John Kretzschmar
    signed 2020-06-03 12:31:27 -0700
    All levels of government, in our democratic republic, have a moral responsibility to use our shared resources in ways that protect and empower ALL of us EQUALLY. Until this happens, the government is failing to live up to its moral mandate.
  • Brenda Aguirre
    signed 2020-06-03 12:29:55 -0700
  • Kate DeMilt
    signed 2020-06-03 12:09:25 -0700
  • Cynthia Vanderwerff
    signed 2020-06-03 12:04:49 -0700
  • Deborah Bartels
    signed 2020-06-03 11:51:42 -0700
  • Wilma Gerena
    signed 2020-06-03 11:42:45 -0700
  • Anne Ireland
    signed 2020-06-03 11:38:13 -0700
  • Don Dew
    signed 2020-06-03 11:37:12 -0700
    Governor Ricketts did not listen when we held a press conference convened by Senator Blood. I call on Governor Ricketts to utilize the Lab Corp Mail in “Do it yourself” COVID Test as an accommodation for all Nebraskans that cannot drive through a Test Nebraska site
  • Kindra Smith
    signed 2020-06-03 10:58:33 -0700
  • Lynne Elwood
    signed 2020-06-03 10:22:29 -0700