We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Join us in Urging Congress to Pass Expanded COVID Relief!

Yesterday, LeadingAge members from across the country joined the 2021 Policy Action Forum and discussed the national advocacy plans ahead of us this year. Our collective call to action was loud and clear: it has never been more important for us to raise our voices in support of federal policies that support older adults and aging services providers. Raise your voice TODAY by asking your members of Congress to support a new COVID-19 relief bill that prioritizes older adults and those who care for them!

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET with returning guest expert, Dr. Nimalie Stone, the medical epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Stone will provide the latest updates on the Pharmacy Partnership Program, answer your clinical questions on COVID-19 and infection control programs and standards. She’ll also provide guidance on what will happen with vaccine distribution after the first phase of the Pharmacy Partnership Program is complete. Register now.

Global Ageing Network Webinar on COVID-19 Report

Join the Global Ageing Network on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET for an overview of the Global Ageing Network COVID-19 Report. The report, a summary of interviews with providers and others in a dozen countries who have shared their COVID experiences, offers lessons and observations for next steps and illustrates how providers care for and support older adults. Joining us on the webinar is the principal investigator, Dr. Emi Kiyota, who will provide an overview of the findings and highlight some key lessons learned. We will also hear from interviewees about their experience and how they have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register today.

Presentation on New HUD Section 202 NOFA

On Tuesday, February 2, 2:00 p.m. ET, Tom Davis, Director, HUD Office of Recapitalization, will join LeadingAge for a presentation on the new HUD Section 202 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); there will be time for questions from participants as well. HUD announced the competition, or NOFA, for $150 million in new Section 202 funding on January 12. Applications are due May 26 and HUD expects to make about 45 awards. Register today.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 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.