LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 11.5.20

Members | November 05, 2020

Daily updates as of November 5.

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.

A Message From Our Board Chair ​​​​​

LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members:

What matters now, and why we will ultimately prevail, is that our focus is on the well-being of our elders. Our focus is on keeping our staff strong and well. Our focus is on facing down this enemy and defeating it—whatever it takes.

Read the entire message from Carol on her reflections on resilience over the past year.

Register to Join Us at Annual Meeting Next Week!

Annual Meeting Virtual Experience begins Tuesday with a program dedicated to prepare you for what lies ahead and determine how to move forward during these hard times. Featured speakers Brené Brown, Vernā Myers, and Scott Gottlieb will deliver uplifting messages and insights throughout the event. Register today!

Deadline TOMORROW for Vaccine Distribution Program

The CDC has set a November 6 deadline for aging services providers to sign up for its Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. The CDC is working with stakeholders, including LeadingAge, to determine how the COVID-19 vaccine, once it’s available, will be distributed to long term care providers. The CDC is also working with Governors’ offices to ensure state priorities for vaccine distribution are incorporated into distribution phases. Read more about the program.

Employee Benefits from Meridio

HR professionals are always looking for the best benefits possible for your staff. LeadingAge can help! Through the LeadingAge Member Solutions program, our partner Meridio can help you retain your employees and reduce your benefit costs. Right now, Meridio is offering members access to free, 3-year term life insurance policies of up to $25,000 for eligible frontline health care workers. To learn more about this special offer, and Meridio’s complete set of benefits, visit their web page for LeadingAge members or call 855-228-5588. You can also visit the Merido booth at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.

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. 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.