LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 9.22.20

Members | September 22, 2020

Daily updates as of September 22.

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 news and resources.

Join Us Tomorrow for a National Day of Action
With negotiations stalled on the next coronavirus relief package, we need Congress to act for older adults before they leave Washington, DC. The "Act For Older Adults" campaign is rallying Americans from all walks of life to add their voice to ours. Join us tomorrow for a National Day of Action for aging services providers. Look for an Action Alert that will make it easy for you, your staff, and residents to send emails or make phone calls asking for essential relief for aging services providers. You can also use these pre-drafted posts on your own social media platforms.

Live Next Tuesday: Revised Regulation on COVID-19 Employee Leave
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Join Rachael Jeanfreau and E. Fredrick Preis, Jr., partners at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., on September 29 at 2 p.m. ET for an overview of the revised regulation clarifying workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act paid leave provisions. Register for this free, members-only event today! Note: This is a live presentation and will not be recorded; no CEs are available.

Student CareerFair at Annual Meeting
Are you currently hiring for any entry-level positions or internships for your organization? There's no better time to find the next generation of aging services professionals than at LeadingAge's Annual Meeting Student Program. NEW for this year, the Virtual Student CareerFair will offer students the chance to meet with organizations that are hiring right now, and ask the hiring managers specific questions in their "virtual booth." For any questions, reach out to Christy Kramer.

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. Add your openings today! Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

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 Permits Alternatives to Resident Meetings for RAD. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

COVID-19 Hospice Relief Introduced in the House
The COVID-19 Hospice Respite Care Relief Act of 2020 was introduced in the House yesterday, making this important legislation bicameral and bipartisan. The legislation would give HHS the authority to make the hospice respite care benefit more flexible during a public health emergency, including the current pandemic. LeadingAge worked with Rep Balderson and Rep Shalala to get the bill introduced in the House. Read more.

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.