On April 7, 2020, the Organization of American States published a "Practical Guide to Inclusive Rights-Focused Responses to COVID-19 in the Americas." As explained in a press release from the OAS, the guide addresses the concern that situation for vulnerable people, such as women, indigenous peoples, and the LGBTI community, worsens in the context of emergency situations, such as the current pandemic. Therefore, the guide stresses the need for states to emphasize the protection of the right to health of vulnerable groups. It consists of ten chapters, each of which addresses specific groups of vulnerable people and issues such as the right to education for children, responding inclusively to internally displaced persons, migrants, and refugees, and how to ensure that prevention, containment, and mitigation efforts include people living in poverty and extreme poverty.
The guide is currently available only in Spanish, but an English version is forthcoming.