ASHA continues to monitor the situation and will communicate information about the coronavirus as we receive it. Below are links to some resources we think might be useful when considering strategies for your company’s plan of action.
- Coronavirus Preparedness and Response for Senior Living Communities, by Hanson Bridgett
- Brookdale Coronavirus Toolkit
- Willis Towers Watson Coronavirus Special Alert
ASHA / Argentum Webinar Resources
- ASHA / Argentum March 9th webinar slide deck and webinar recording
- ASHA / Argentum March 25th webinar slide deck and webinar recording (NEW)
- ASHA / Argentum / LeadingAge / NCAL letter to Postmaster General (NEW)
ASHA and Argentum jointly wrote a letter to Congress on COVID-19 Paid Medical Leave Legislation and we encourage our members to do the same and reach out to their respective Senator about this issue. We urge Congressional leaders to recognize the unintended consequences of this provision and provide an exemption for the senior living workforce (those working in IL, AL, MC, and CCRCs) to ensure our residents are able to receive the care they need. If you would like to write to your Senator, please click the button below for a sample letter template.
Please click the links below to reference sample communication templates when speaking with family and the media.
COVID-19: an Overview
- How COVID-19 Spreads
- Coronavirus Symptoms
- How to Protect Yourself
- COVID-19 FAQs
- Prepareness Checklist for Nursing Homes & other Long-Term Care Settings (NEW: March 20)
Health Care Professional Resources
NEW Guidelines for Senior Living & Retirement Communities
CDC has released new guidance for retirement communities and senior living to better aid in the planning, preparation for, and response to COVID-19. The guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of the coronavirus disease.
- Guidance for retirement communities & independent living (NEW: March 22)
- Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in retirement communities & independent living facilities (Interim Guidance) (NEW: March 22)
- Coronavirus disease older persons checklist (NEW: March 22)
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for COVID-19
- COVID-19 & Compliance: What Assisted Living Facilities Need to Know Today About Resident Admissions (NEW: March 23)
- Guidance from USPS for mail delivery options (NEW: March 26)
- Institute of Health Metrics (NEW: March 27)
(NEW: March 30) The Alzheimer’s Association has released new guidance related to Caring for Persons Living with Dementia in a Long-Term Care or Community-Based Setting during an emergency situation, such as the COVID-19 crisis.
The guidance can be accessed by clicking here.
(NEW: April 1) Among the many COVID-19 relief programs included in the CARES Act is the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program and some employer tax credit options to consider. Below you will find a summary provided by Davis and Harman outlining each program, criteria and special considerations as well as fact sheets for borrowers and lenders.
- Paycheck Protection Program summary by Davis and Harman
- Borrowers Information Fact Sheet
- Lenders Information Fact Sheet
Who to Contact if Running Low on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- FIRST: reach out the the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) to find your local healthcare coalition
- SECOND: contact your state health department
- THIRD: connect with the National Association of County & City Health Officials to find your local health department
- LASTLY: contact your local hospitals or health care providers in your area to see if they are willing to share PPE supplies