LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 8.6.20

Members | August 06, 2020

Daily updates as of August 6.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Take Action for Home and Community-Based Services
Join LeadingAge as we urge Congress to provide critical support to home and community-based services providers. Lawmakers are negotiating the next major COVID-19 relief package. NOW is the time to make your voice heard to ensure that the critical needs home and community-based services providers are included in the final package. This includes support for adult day services providers, PACE organizations, and providers of in-home services (personal/home care, private duty nursing, and more). Act now!

National Media is HearIng YOUR Story
LeadingAge is aggressively pursuing our national media efforts, telling the story of aging services providers across the continuum of care and calling out the failures of federal response to the pandemic. In July alone, we held two national press conferences, issued 19 media statements, and appeared in nearly 50 national media stories. Below are just a few recent stories, and you can visit the Driving the Conversation page for all our statements and materials, as well as the growing list of media coverage.

Don’t Miss! COVID-19 and Your Workforce Webinar
The pandemic has created new legal challenges for aging services employers. In the COVID-19 Employment Law Update: Reopening the Workplace webinar, Daniel Burke and Lyndsey Barnett will review the latest in employment and benefits guidance for continuing to operate during COVID-19. Register to join us TODAY at 2-3 p.m. ET.

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 NSPIRE physical inspection standards updated; HUD to join LeadingAge call. 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.