LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 7.10.20

Members | July 10, 2020

Daily updates as of July 10. 

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. Register now. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Can’t Miss Webinar! COVID-19 Employment Law: Reopening the Workplace
LeadingAge’s latest webinar is open for registration. Daniel Burke and Lyndsey Barnett will review the latest in employment and benefits guidance for continuing to operate during COVID-19. Earn 1.0 NAB CEs while covering topics including:

  • Are You Ready for Employees Returning to the Workplace?
  • Employee Privacy/Expression in the Workplace
  • PTO Best Practices, Including How to Administer Leave-Sharing Plans

Register now to save your spot on Thursday, August 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

Special Guest for TODAY’S Live Update
Join our live online coronavirus update this afternoon, for a discussion of the role of technology in social isolation—during COVID-19 and beyond. The pandemic has spurred interest from aging services providers, caregivers, residents, and families in technologies to compensate for social distancing, limited visitation, and quarantine conditions. Register now to join us and our special guest, LeadingAge CAST Executive Director Majd Alwan for a conversion about products and programs that keep older adults connected and engaged. (Today, you’ll also hear from Alison Salopeck of Jennings Center for Older Adults in Ohio on a unique outdoor visiting program.)

A Meaningful Day of Remembrance
This week, hundreds of individuals and organizations from around the world came together to honor older adults who have passed away due to coronavirus. Wednesday's Global Ageing Network Remember the Elders of Coronavirus Day was filled with beautiful tributes to the elders who we have lost worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic. Your messages were heard far and wide as over 400 heartfelt posts flooded social media. We created a short montage video showcasing just a few of the incredible tributes.

From the LeadingAge LTSS Center
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is sharing research studies and research-based articles focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting older adults and the people who care for them. Check out our brief summaries of the latest data and analysis, including these recently posted articles:

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 grants vacancy claims flexibility for COVID-19. 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.