We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET for a discussion with Cindy Jerome, executive director of Alice Day Peck Life Plan Community, about her organization’s newly launched Verified Vaccinated Visitor program in their independent living community. Register now to join us.

How Did COVID-19 Impact Direct Care Workers?

A new research brief from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston documents the impact of COVID-19 on direct care workers. COVID-19: Experiences of Direct Care Workers in Aging Services outlines:

  • The specific challenges and levels of stress frontline workers are experiencing during the coronavirus health crisis.
  • How prepared workers feel to care for residents and clients.
  • How workers rate the quality of employer communication around COVID-19.

Read the research brief to see detailed data on direct care worker responses to the WeCareConnect interview battery, and to review guidance on how providers can help mitigate worker stress.ow workers rate the quality of employer communication around COVID-19.

Vaccine Town Hall for Staff THIS Thursday 7:00 p.m. ET

LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC), is sponsoring a national town hall with the aging services community to address concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly among direct care workers. The agenda will feature senior leadership from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a variety of nationally recognized experts. This town hall is open to care providers from all levels and backgrounds. We hope your staff will join the conversation! Be sure they mark your calendars for Thursday, March 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. ET. This national town hall will be broadcast by blackdoctor.org through its Facebook Live and YouTube streaming services. A link to these sites will be available soon! For more information, email Joe Franco.

Pandemic Playbook Workforce Chapter Updated

Did you know that the Pandemic Playbook is updated regularly? Check out Chapter 7 for new information on workforce management and support, along with Chapter 9 on psychological wellness of staff and residents.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers on COVID-19 and beyond, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.​