Screen Readers Skip to Content

ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers

Published: 2020-07-01 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Author: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs | Contact: justice.gov
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A

Synopsis: U.S. Department Of Justice warns of inaccurate flyers and postings regarding the use of face masks and The Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations. As the Department has stated in a previous alert, the Department did not issue and does not endorse them in any way.

advertisements

Main Digest

U.S. Department Of Justice warns of inaccurate flyers and postings regarding the use of face masks and The Americans With Disabilities Act

This article is from our digest of publications relating to Warnings and Advisories that also includes:

Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband reiterated on the 30th June 2020 that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements are fraudulent.

Inaccurate flyers or other postings have been circulating on the web and via social media channels regarding the use of face masks and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of these notices included use of the Department of Justice seal and ADA phone number.

As the Department has stated in a previous alert, the Department did not issue and does not endorse them in any way. The public should not rely on the information contained in these postings.

The ADA does not provide a blanket exemption to people with disabilities from complying with legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operations.

The public can:

for more information.

The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice.

Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years

Anger Spreads Against COVID-19 Anti-vaxxers As Cases Rise

Primary Information Source(s):

ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers | USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs (justice.gov). Disabled World makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith. Content may have been edited for style, clarity or length.

Post to Twitter Add to Facebook

Disabled World is an independent disability community established in 2004 to provide disability news and information to people with disabilities, seniors, their family and/or carers. See our homepage for informative news, reviews, sports, stories and how-tos. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook or learn more about Disabled World on our about us page.

advertisements

Disabled World provides general information only. The materials presented are never meant to substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Financial support is derived from advertisements or referral programs, where indicated. Any 3rd party offering or advertising does not constitute an endorsement.


Cite This Page (APA): USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs. (2020, July 1). ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers. Disabled World. Retrieved August 19, 2022 from www.disabled-world.com/disability/emergency/advisories/facemasks.php

Permalink: <a href="https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/emergency/advisories/facemasks.php">ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers</a>