Screen Readers Skip to Content

ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers

Published : 2020-07-01
Author : USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs - Contact: justice.gov

🛈 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.

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

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

Source/Reference: 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.

Related Warnings - Advisories Documents

You're reading Disabled World. Be sure to check out our homepage for further informative disability news, reviews, exclusive stories and how-tos. You can also follow Disabled World on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Disclaimer: Disabled World provides general information only. Materials presented are in no way meant to be a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Any 3rd party offering or advertising on disabled-world.com does not constitute endorsement by Disabled World. View our Advertising Policy for further information. Please report outdated or inaccurate information to us.

Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: USDOJ-Office of Public Affairs. Electronic Publication Date: 2020-07-01. Title: ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/emergency/advisories/facemasks.php>ADA and COVID-19 Fraudulent Face Mask Flyers</a>. Retrieved 2021-04-10, from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/emergency/advisories/facemasks.php - Reference: DW#445-13857.