LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.26.20

Members | October 26, 2020

Daily updates as of October 26.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Testing and visitation have been two of the key issues facing long term care providers during the pandemic. Join us today to hear from David Trost, CEO of St. John’s United in Montana about his organization’s bold decision to circumvent the testing issues by starting their own PCR testing lab onsite. Learn about his community’s plan to make this happen and how they plan to use this increased rapid testing capacity to open up more compassionate in-person visits for residents. You’ll also hear from a special guest with ideas on how to help residents have fun on Halloween. Register now to join us!

Today’s Housing Advisory Group Call
HUD staff will join the regular LeadingAge Housing Advisory Group call today at 12:30 p.m. ET to share updates about service coordinators, including info on CARES Act payments, grant extensions, and standards for success reporting. To join the call, email jbilowich@leadingage.org.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sessions
This year’s education program at the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience has been designed to address the current realities facing our field—and the action required to respond to the unprecedented future ahead of us as a result of the pandemic and this historic moment of social justice for our country. Inclusion strategist Vernā Myers will share insights for ways we can be more intentional in our efforts to establish more diverse, inclusive, and just organizations in her keynote Moving Diversity and Inclusion Forward. You’ll find other opportunities to explore how LeadingAge members can work to eradicate barriers based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences in the following sessions:

  • Developing and Sustaining an Inclusive Culture
  • Working with Diverse Populations: Managing Liability Risks Recognizing and Disrupting Racial Bias
  • Developing Leaders of Color in Aging Services
  • Developing Future Aging Services Leaders Today

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.