Disability advocates urge Gov. McMaster to take action during pandemic

Six disability advocacy groups have reached out to Gov. Henry McMaster urging him to enact protective measures as COVID-19 affects long-term care facilities across South Carolina.

The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities Inc., the South Carolina Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, Able South Carolina, AARP South Carolina and the YWCA Greater Charleston penned a letter outlining their requests for COVID-19 precautions.

“We urge the Governor’s Office to swiftly enact policies to safeguard the health and safety of residents within institutional settings,” the letter reads.

It continues by outlining steps that need to be taken in order to combat the novel coronavirus in long term care facilities.

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