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.

A Message From Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on how partnerships among LeadingAge members make all of us stronger.

LeadingAge’s newest members from VNAA offer home health, hospice, and other home-based care to thousands of beneficiaries nationwide. In welcoming these new members to LeadingAge, we welcome new colleagues and partners, in the same way that your organizations were welcomed as colleagues and partners when you joined LeadingAge.

Read Katie’s entire message on how our strength lies in our partnerships.

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

LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC), will host a national town hall to address concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine among workers in the aging services community. “Making It Plain: A Town Hall On COVID-19 and Vaccines For the Dedicated People Who Work in Aging Services” will be held tonight from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET. The virtual event, open to workers from all levels and backgrounds, will be broadcast by BlackDoctor.org through Facebook Live and YouTube. We hope your staff will join the conversation! Read the press release to learn more about the speakers.

Tell Your Senators: COVID-19 Bill Lacks Needed Relief

The Senate is about to vote on its COVID-19 relief package. Unfortunately, the Senate bill shares two large gaps with the House-passed bill: no provider relief fund, and no relief for affordable senior housing. Adding these key provisions to the Senate version of the COVID-19 relief bill will provide funding for provider relief and residents of affordable senior housing communities. ACT NOW by contacting your U.S. Senators.

Save The Date: 2021 LeadingAge Lobby Day

Calling all members! Be part of our 2021 Lobby Day, happening virtually on April 21. It’s your chance to meet with elected officials and advocate for issues that are important to aging services. We’ll share more information and registration information soon.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us at 3:30 p.m. ET today for our online policy update. Miles Lee, a life enrichment aide at Forest Hills Senior Community in DC, will join us to discuss his role as a vaccine ambassador in his community, and his upcoming participation in the LeadingAge and Black Coalition Against COVID Town Hall tonight. Register now to join us.

A New Pathway to Request Staff Support for Monoclonal Antibody Infusions

LeadingAge is part of a new opportunity that connects providers looking to use monoclonal antibody infusions with interested and qualified Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to provide staff support for administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions in LTCFs. The Long-Term Care Infusion Support Activity (LISA) is a collaborative initiative with goals of reducing hospitalizations, preserving U.S. healthcare system capacity, and protecting America’s seniors against COVID-19. Read our analysis of the initiative and review the full details about the LISA initiative.

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.​​​​​