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Got COVID-19 questions and want answers in ASL? Click below or call via VP (833) 682-7630.

*This hotline does not give medical advice. The agents taking your call have no medical training. If you’re calling because you’re sick, call 911 or your primary care physician.

Stay informed on COVID-19 updates from these official sources

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Organizations like the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention are leading the efforts of COVID-19 in America.

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America’s COVID-19 Warning System

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Alabama Public Health 

Alabama Mental Health Online Support Groups – via Zoom 

Alabama Surveillance Dashboard – information on test sites / number of cases


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 

To sign up for COVID updates (e-mail or text) visit: 


Arizona Department of Social Services 

Arizona Commission of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) 

ACDHH – Coronavirus Resources 
Phone (V):  602-542-3323 

ACDHH – Coronavirus Resources videos via You Tube (Audio, ASL, closed captioned) 

Arizona COVID-19 Hotline  
For Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing consumers, call the full (2-1-1) number at 1-877-211-8661  


Arkansas Department of Health 

To subscribe for updates via e-mail visit (select language box on right side): 


California Coronavirus Response 

Center on Deafness-Inland Empire (CODIE) 


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 


Connecticut’s Official State Website – COVID  Language options menu on the right-side banner 

Delaware Coronavirus website – offers an audio option 

For questions on coronavirus (English and Spanish) phone / e-mail numbers 

Delaware COVID Response You Tube Channel (ASL, Closed Captioned, Audio): 


Florida Health 


Georgia Department of Public Health 

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19: State Services 

Georgia Department of Health – Coastal Health District 
(Counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh) 


State of Hawai’i, Department of Health 

To sign up for COVID-19 emails visit: 

Comprehensive Service Center for People Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind ASL Videos (NO Closed Captioning No Audio) 


Idaho Official Government Site 

Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing video (ASL, closed captioning, Audio) 


State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response 

Illinois Department of Public Health (English version) 

Illinois Department of Public Health (Spanish version) 


Indiana State Department of Health Coronavirus Homepage 

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Communication Cards – COVID-19 


Iowa Department of Public Health 

Iowa Department of Public Health Video (closed captioned) visit: 

Deaf Relay: (Hearing or Speech Impaired): dial 711 or 1-800-735-2942  

Spanish Language Information 


Kansas Department of Health and Environment  
Resource Page - information videos located at the bottom (closed captioned and ASL) 


Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services 

What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 video visit (Audio, Closed captioned) 

ASL Mental Health informational video visit (Audio, Closed captioned) 


Louisiana Department of Health 
COVID-19 News and Updates – Louisiana 

Guidance and Resources 

Family Preparedness Fact Sheet 

Communication Cards for deaf and hard of hearing individuals 

Louisiana Public Broadcasting has many videos on the state’s response to COVID-19 including live streaming (Audio, ASL, and closed captioned) 


Main Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Maine CDC hosts a COVID-19 media brief at 11:30 AM EDT Monday-Friday.  
Video is located in the middle of the site page (Audio, ASL, NO closed captioning) 

COVID-19 Fact Sheet 


Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Twitter page 

Maryland Department of Health Video Updates – Gov. Larry Hogan via You Tube (ASL Interpreted) 

Telephone Hotline – seven days a week 8:30AM to 5PM Call 410-887-3816 for coronavirus-related questions  

Baltimore County:
Baltimore County Department of Health 

Baltimore County COVID-19 Hotline 410-887-3816  

Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services Facebook Page 

Frederick County: 
COVID-19 Mental Health and Health Resources Hotline Call 2-1-1 Maryland or 866-411-6803  


Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

COVID-19 Text Alerts 
Text COVIDMA to 888-777 

Massachusetts Governor’s Video Series via You Tube (Audio, ASL, Closed Captioned) 

Massachusetts Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) communication cards for individuals and health care providers 


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 

COVID-19 News Updates from MDHHS  

Subscribe for COVID-19 update via e-mail / Facebook / Google / Yahoo 

Michigan Department on Civil Rights Video – COVID-19 video (ASL, closed captioned)  

Also provides a link to the CDC’s video series 


Minnesota Department of Health- ASL Videos via You Tube (Closed Captioned – NO Audio) 

Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division 


Mississippi Department of Health,0,420.html 

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (available 24/7) 877-978-6453  

Link to CDC COVID-19 videos (Aural, ASL, closed captioned)   

Also pop up allow you to sign up for e-mail alerts for COVID in Mississippi,0,420,868.html 


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) 

DHSS video update via You Tube (aural, closed captioned, NO ASL) 

DHSS COVID-19 Information Hotline telephone 24/7: 877-435-8411  


Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services 

Montana League of Cities and Towns – COVID-19 Resources 

DPHHS Tribal Resources for COVID-19 


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services


Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services 

New Hampshire COVID-19 Information Line: 
Phone:1-866-444-4211 or 2-1-1 

ASL COVID-19 Self Observation Video ASL, no closed caption, no Audio) 

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Health 

COVID-19 Information Center: 
Telephone Call 24/7: 1-800-962-1253 or 2-1-1 
Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live assistance  

New Jersey Live updates: 
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211 for text messaging update  

New Jersey Human Services Coronavirus Information – Communication cards for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals:  

Department of Human Services Division of the Deaf and Hard on Hearing 

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health 

New York

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 

NYS Local Health Department Listing by Local Region 

New York State Department of Health’s Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065   

NYC Coronavirus webpage  
Sign up for real time updates on COVID-19 in New York City Text COVID to 692-692   

NYC Mental Health help line: NYC Well Contact via: 
Telephone: 1-888-NYC-WELL  

Text message: Text WELL to 65173  


North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) 

NCDHHS – Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 

NCDHHS – Informational Update 
Telephone: 888-892-1162 
Text updates:    Text COVIDNC to 898211 

North Carolina – Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

COVID-19 Videos in ASL 

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health – Resources on Coronavirus 

North Dakota Department of Health – COVID-19 Press Conferences via You Tube (Aural, ASL, closed captioned) 


Ohio Department of Health 

Frequently asked questions on coronavirus 

For questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)  


Oklahoma State Department of Health – sign up for e-mail updates at: 

COVID-19 Call Center operating 24/7:  Telephone Numner:877-215-8336 or dial 2-1-1  

Accessibility Questions: If you need alternate formats of the website to meet your accessibility needs, or you have difficulty viewing any content on the OSDH Web site with assistive technology, please send your request to  


Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Update 
Subscribe for e-mail updates visit: 

COVID19: Frequently Asked Questions please contact Mavel Morales at 1-844-882-7889, 711 TTY 

Oregon Public Health Videos via You Tube (Audio, Closed Captioned, no ASL) 

To contact by email: 

For Accessibility Questions: 



Pennsylvania Department of Health 

Responding to COVID-19 – Information sheet 

Bucks County Coronavirus Information 
(Closed captioned videos – middle of page) 

Bucks County Coronavirus Information Line  
Telephone Number: 1-800-383-0371 

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (Philadelphia) 

Puerto Rico


Puerto Rico  Department of Health 

COVID-19 Information Telephone Call Center Available 24/7: 787-999-6202   

Refer to CDC listing for additional information  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health 

Information on COVID-19 (English) 

Information on COVID-19 (Spanish) 

COVID-19 Info Telephone Line (Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM): 401-222-8022 After hours call 2-1-1 
Contact e-mail to RIDOH.COVID19Questionson-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)  

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control 

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Health 

South Dakota COVID-19 Information Telephone Line: 1-800-997-2880  


Tennessee Department of Health 

Governor Bill Lee media briefings – live stream and videos (ASL Interpreted, No Closed Captioning) 

Tennessee Department of Health Call Center Available Daily 10AM to 10PM CDT 
Public Information Telephone Numbers 1-883-556-2476 or 1-877-857-2945  

Hamilton CountyTelephone Number 423-209-8383  

Knox CountyTelephone Number 865-215-5555  

Shelby CountyTelephone Number 901-692-7523  


Texas Department State of Health Services 

ASL Videos (youtube)  

We encourage everyone to make use of the State of Texas Effective Communications Toolkit published by the Texas Division of Emergency Management to ensure their communications are as accessible as possible. By making sure our emergency communications are accessible to all people, we help keep the entire community safe, healthy, and informed. 

For questions and information contact by: 
Phone Dial 2-1-1 the choose option 6 

Local Health Entities Directory 

US Virgin Islands

Department of Health – Virgin Islands (English and Spanish) 

Telephone Information 1-340-712-6299 or 1-340-776-1519  


Utah Department of Health (contains COVID-19 chat box for mobile numbers) 

Statewide Measures to Limit Spread of COVID-19 

COVID Telephone Hotline 1-800-456-7707  

Frequently Asked Questions



Vermont Department of Health 

Green Mountain Self Advocates  
Plain Language Booklets of COVID-19 (English and Spanish Versions) 



Virginia Department of Health 

Prevention Tips 

Personal and Home Preparedness for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 



Washington State Coronavirus Response 

Spanish Language Information 

Coronavirus Call Center Sunday through Saturday 6AM to 10PM 1-800-525-0127  

To Sign up for e-mail or text updates visit: 

Washington State Department of Health ASL Complete Videos Series via YouTube (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

Individual Videos 
Introduction (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

What is COVID-19 (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

How Does COVID-19 Spread (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

COVID-19 Symptoms (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

What to Do if You are Sick (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

Prevention and Treatment for COVID-19 (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

Stigma and COVID-19 (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

What Can You Do About COVID-19? (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

What is Social Distancing (ASL, Closed Captioning, Audio) 

West Virginia


West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services 

Telephone Hotline 24 hours a day 7 days a week:  1-800-887-4304    

West Virginia Video Series (Audio, Closed Captioned) 



Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

COVID-19: Response Resources for Wisconsinites 

For questions of immediate needs:  

Text COVID19 to 211-211Wyoming Department of Health  



Wyoming Department of Health 

Developmental Disabilities Section – Weekly COVID-19 Update Call – Thursdays at 3PM  

Via Telephone Number (669) 900-6833 or (646) 558-8656  

Via Zoom:

Meeting ID Number 988 578 187  

General Information

Information for this state is currently not available at this time. Please check back another time for future COVID-19 updates. In the meantime, provided below are general information and resources we’ve identified that can benefit those residing in this state.

USA Government Response to Coronavirus

Center for Disease Control

Social Security

IRS – Tax relief and Economic Impact Payments

ASL Now COVID-19 Hotline
Got questions? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call our hotline using ASL Now or VP (833) 682-7630
*This hotline does not give medical advice. The agents taking your call have no medical training. If you’re calling because you’re sick, call 911 or your primary care physician.

Navigating the Coronavirus: A message from the desk of CSD’s CEO

To our deaf community, it was impossible to predict all the ways in which COVID 19 would change our world in just six weeks. It is even more challenging to estimate when and how this crisis will end. We all have many questions about our future—those answers are not yet known and will be gradually revealed to us over time.

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