Q&A Down Syndrome and COVID-19

A question and answer resource on COVID-19 and Down syndrome was published on Friday by a consortium of national Down syndrome organizations: the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA), Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), LuMind IDSC Foundation (LuMind IDSC), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG). This new resource was reviewed by numerous clinicians, advocacy organizations and family members of individuals with Down syndrome, and includes answers to the following general questions:

• How can I help prevent the spread of the virus?

• What common symptoms should I look for?

• What should I consider when it comes to decisions made by, or on behalf of my loved one with Down syndrome?