National Center for Deaf Health Research


COVID-19 Resources: Deaf and Hearing Loss Communities

Information regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus and guidelines for communities, are changing every day. We aim to keep our community informed. We will be posting on our Facebook page regularly, give us a follow for frequent updates: 

Rochester and New York Resources

University of Rochester Medical Center: COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates 

University of Rochester Medical Center: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

University of Rochester Medical Center COVID-19 Resource List for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

University of Rochester: Interpreting Services Update about Telemedicine & Interpreting 


Monroe County Department of Public Health Coronavirus Updates 

Monroe County Department of Public Health: Coronavirus Hotline Information

PHONE: (585) 753-5555

For ASL Access with Contact Tracing: email and include “ASL Contact Tracing Request” in Subject Line.

Monroe County Department of Public Health

Testing Site information:

Vaccine Updates:

Finger Lakes Region COVID-19 Vaccination Hub


LIVE New York State Governor’s Daily Updates, click to “Watch in ASL” through the link below:

When the above LIVE announcements are over, they are then uploaded to the Governor’s YouTube Page: 


National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has uploaded a playlist of COVID-19 videos in ASL. Link to CDC Playlist: 

Topics include:
10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home
Symptoms of Coronavirus 19
COVID-19 Prevention Tips in ASL
What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19
What is my Risk for COVID-19


CDC Coronavirus Updates:

Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) Hotline for Coronavirus 

Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7am-7pm (CST).

How to connect?
Visit and click “ASL Now” OR
Call VP 833-682-7630 OR

Go to 


National Association for the Deaf (NAD) Resource List

NAD Communicating with Medical Personnel during Coronavirus: 


Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) Coronavirus Resource List


Convo Relay COVID-19 Resource List



Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research is awarded five more years of funding!

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our Prevention Research Center grant from the CDC. This will allow us to continue our research efforts for the next 5 years (2019-2024). We plan to use Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to engage Deaf Communities in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo to implement Deaf Weight Wise (DWW) in these areas. Click to watch our ASL announcement with English captions.




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