The guidance focuses on compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued guidance aimed at ensuring that recipients of federal financial assistance comply with federal civil rights laws during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
According to a news release, recipients of federal financial assistance for HHS-funded COVID-19 programs must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin. The guidance is focused on compliance with this law.
The guidance instructs the recipients to:
Adopt policies which preven and address harassment or other discrimination on the aforementioned basis When site selection is determined