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Justice Department Updates “Common Questions About COVID and the ADA” to Address the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Application to COVID-Era Medical Visitation Policies and “Streateries”

January 6, 2022
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Justice Department has updated its “Common Questions About COVID and the ADA” to address two COVID-era issues affecting people with disabilities: first, ensuring that medical facilities’ visitor policies take into the account the rights of people with disabilities to receive equal access to care; and second, ensuring that outdoor retail or dining spaces (sometimes called “streateries”) are accessible to people with disabilities and do not prevent individuals from using sidewalks and accessible parking. To find out more about the ADA, visit or call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

More information on COVID-19 and the ADA