Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome

Information in this Question and Answer (Q&A) document can be used to help you support your loved one with Down syndrome. This Q&A sheet answers all your questions about Down syndrome and COVID-19, specifically:

  • What may be unique about the virus in people with Down syndrome
  • How to help prevent the spread of the virus
  • What some common symptoms are
  • What to think about when making decisions


I/DD Specific
Caregiver/Staff Resources
COVID-19 Updates

About the database

YAI’s COVID-19 Database was created to help people find services and information during the coronavirus pandemic. The services listed are provided by organizations outside of YAI. Questions about specific resources may be directed to the contacts listed.

To learn more about YAI

If you have general questions about services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), please contact the LINK Department at 212.273.6182 or link [at] yai.org.