DRA logoThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Equal Rights has issued a bulletin outlining provisions to ensure that the civil rights of all are respected during the COVID-19 response. The bulletin asserts that the distribution of supplies, processing of applications, and other relief-related activities will be conducted “in an equitable and impartial manner, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, [national origin], sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status.” The bulletin further states that civil rights laws and legal authorities shall all remain in effect during emergencies.

Read the entire bulletin here.

 

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