OCR Bulletin Prohibiting Discrimination during
COVID-19

To help reinforce compliance procedures during COVID‐19, state and local agencies, hospitals, and other health care providers who receive Federal financial aid, are required to enact policies which assure that individuals are protected as laid out in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI prohibits intentional discrimination as well as methods of administration which have an adverse impact on the basis of race, color, or national origin disproportionately to others.

Title VI states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published guidelines which focus on recipients’ compliance with the prohibition of discrimination.

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