LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.5.20

Members | May 05, 2020

Daily updates as of May 5. 

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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 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Join our live online coronavirus update this Thursday, May 7, for a discussion of CDC guidance on infection control in long-term care. Dr. Nimalie Stone works in CDC’s Division of healthcare Quality Promotion, leading long-term care infection control guidance and working to align CMS and CDC guidance. Dr. Stone will have the answer member questions on how to interpret CDC guidance.Register now to join us Thursday, and every weekday.

Coronavirus Spotlight Podcasts
A new podcast series, LeadingAge Coronavirus Spotlights, features presentations by LeadingAge members and subject-matter experts who have been guests on our live daily online updates. Listen to these brief but informative podcasts to learn more about how your colleagues are coping with the pandemic. For the full-length audio of all the daily calls and a list of upcoming guests, visit the Coronavirus Member Updates Archive.

NEW Virtual Sessions are Open for Registration
We’re launching new Virtual Sessions, live online presentations with extended Q&A. Space is limited, so register for free today.

Quick Access to Expertise
Looking for expert access on the quick? Free QuickCasts offer on-demand, short-form learning opportunities. The very latest is Dementia and COVID-19: Insights from the Field. In this 13-minute QuickCast our own Kirsten Jacobs shares ideas and insights from providers and collaborators who are supporting people with dementia in the context of COVID-19.

Advocating For Members (We Will Need Your Help!)
LeadingAge continues working hard to represent the ever-changing needs and experience of our members. This week, we sent two letters to HHS Secretary Alex Azar requesting 1) adequate and timely testing prioritization of aging services staff, and 2) funds for aging services providers from the $175B Provider Relief Fund. We’re working hard to follow up on these letters to ensure action, and will have a new set of asks for Congress soon.

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, including a HUD May 4 Presentation: Cleaning and Disinfecting of Indoor Spaces. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Post Your Open Jobs on the Aging Services Career Center
Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? We are partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Over 500 new jobs have been posted in recent weeks. Add your openings today! Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

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.