LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 7.16.20

Members | July 16, 2020

Daily updates as of July 16.

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.

Three-Minute Member Survey: Help Us Tell YOUR Story
We urgently need a weekly snapshot of the current state of funding, personal protective equipment, and testing among our membership. Please answer these fast questions to help us assure the reality on the ground is reflected clearly in the media. Thank you very much for your input!

New QuickCast on Dining in Life Plan Communities
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. This week’s QuickCast is Preparing to Resume Dining Services. In this 17-minute QuickCast, Dee Pekruhn outlines how life plan communities can get ready to open their main kitchen, dining room, and other aspects of their dining program. Access this and other resources for free on the Learning Hub Coronavirus page.

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.

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Introducing the LeadingAge Student Center
Do you know a student who’s curious about the field of aging services? LeadingAge Student Membership offers students interested in careers in aging services access to all the benefits of LeadingAge membership. We recently launched the LeadingAge Student Center where budding professionals explore careers, events, membership, and more.

Communicating About COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, it has been crucial that members maintain transparent communication about positive cases with staff, residents, and families. We created templates, draft statements, messages and a full set of COVID Crisis Communications Tools, as well as advice and talking points for Responding to Negative Narratives. You can also access our Media Relations Amid COVID-19 QuickCast and the Crisis Communications: Messaging Negative Publicity webinar, both offering practical advice from PR expert Bruce Hennes.

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.