LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.4.20

Members | May 04, 2020

Daily updates as of May 4. 

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We are sharing the very latest with members twice each weekday. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each weekday afternoon. Live online updates are held five days a week: Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET. If you have not yet registered, join over 4.200 of your colleagues and sign up now. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Action Alert: Contact Congress
Support LeadingAge’s affordable senior housing asks in the next COVID-19 relief package by contacting your representatives and senators today. Congress has been working for weeks on the next funding package. Now is the time to make sure your voice is heard. Contact Congress today for affordable senior housing relief.

We continue to aggressively pursue a range of critical legislative and regulatory action on your behalf. Look for more details on upcoming advocacy in coming days.

LeadingAge Fighting For Members in the Media
Last week, LeadingAge was driving coverage of the huge gap between what is being done and what has to be done to protect vulnerable adults. We are fast becoming “the mouse that roared” on behalf of vulnerable older adults, which will create opportunities for your messaging and advocacy as well.

We’re on the offensive and the clips reflect it. Not only did James M. Berklan, Executive Editor of McKnight's Long-Term Care News pen a clear morning editorial on the issue of the insufficient federal response to, but also NBC News flipped the usual narrative with this headline: “Industry executive: White House plan to send a week's worth of masks, gloves to nursing homes is not enough.” Find all our press statements and coverage highlights on our Driving the Conversation page.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

CDC Webinar Training for LTCF COVID-19 Module
Webinar training for the new LTCF COVID-19 Module for CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network is posted under the Training tab on their web page. This week’s training schedule is below:

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.