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 at 3:30 p.m. ET through June. Register now. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about returning to “normalcy.”

Lots of talk these days about re-opening this and re-opening that... But where do our older adults stand in this return to normal? They are still in “lockdown” without visitors, without group activities and without communal dining. They are being “protected for their own good” but why is it that protection feels a lot like punishment?

Read the entire message from Carol on her concerns about mandatory isolation of older adults.

ICYMI: Protecting Mental Health & Wellbeing During The Pandemic
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate mental and emotional challenges staff face during these incredibly challenging times:

Access these and other resources for free on the Learning Hub page.

New Materials for the Basic Care Aide Skill Competency Training Tool
Maximize your workforce and maintain quality standards with LeadingAge’s new Basic Care Aide Skill Competency Training Tool. The new, free, 9-hour training will help you redeploy current staff, and train displaced workers and others new to our field. Developed by EduCare©, this new program is designed specifically for the Basic Care Aide role and provides a foundation for the skills for a variety of settings. The training tool is FREE to members and is available now on the Learning Hub and check out the new promotional toolkit to help you spread the word about the training!

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, including HUD Announces CARES Act Funds for Project-Based Rental Assistance. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful 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.