Taking stock of disability protections, especially amid pandemic

On 31st anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, is protection for people with long-term covid-19 symptoms a prospect?

This week, President Biden marked the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by pushing for a reform that would allow people with long-term symptoms of COVID-19 to be protected against discrimination under the law. With this year’s milestone, advocates take stock of the progress made and the work remaining for those with different needs — an issue magnified during the pandemic, and one being highlighted during New Jersey’s Disability Pride Month.

Rutgers University professor and chair of the NJ Disabilities COVID-19 Action Committee, Javier Robles, explains where the state stands.

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