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ARCH Disability Law and its partners have drafted a response to Ontario’s Triage Protocol that will be sent to the Premier, Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors and Accessibility. Please share this widely, and ask organizations and individuals to endorse the letter before it is sent on April 7th, 5.00 pm.
Thank you for taking the time to review and hopefully endorsing this letter to protect the human rights of people with disabilities in this province who may fall ill due to COVID 19.
The ARCH letter is found here.
What is Ontario’s Triage Protocol?
Marilyn Dolmage and her son, Jay a professor at the University of Waterloo have shared a critical analysis of the accommodations required for people with disabilities during the pandemic.
This pertains to measures which may occur in our province if a disabled person were to require medical intervention due to Covid-19, referred to as COVID Triage Protocol. They will not be triaged according to their medical needs, instead by their disability.