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

Following are the latest news and resources.

Vaccines and Vaccinations: Legal and Operational Issues

With vaccines starting to roll out in parts of the country, LeadingAge members are among the first to get the vaccines for residents and staff. As a result, providers across settings are quickly determining how to handle the legal and operational issues surrounding vaccines and vaccinations. In this webinar, you will hear from general counsel from LeadingAge members as well as an outside legal expert. Register today to join us on January 21 at 2 p.m. ET.

Wednesday’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Tomorrow’s online update will include Dr. Robin Jump, an infectious diseases physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She’ll discuss ways to address staff vaccine hesitancy, dealing with side effects, and the interaction of the new COVID strains with vaccines. Allison Salopeck, CEO of Jennings Center for Older Adults in Ohio, will also join to discuss the vaccine clinic experience in a large multi-service organization. Register now to join the update, which will be held three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

LeadingAge and Abbott Training on BinaxNOW Testing Cards

Abbott will be hosting a training for LeadingAge and VNAA members on January 12 at 1 p.m. ET. The training will cover the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid testing cards, the affiliated NAVICA App, and the new at-home option for utilizing these tests. Register for the training here.

Access On-Demand Annual Meeting Virtual Experience Content

If you were not able to join us for the live Annual Meeting Virtual Experience, you can register for on-demand access at a discounted rate. Take advantage of this virtual program that's optimized for your busy schedule, and explore strategies that will help you—and your team—find the courage and empathy needed for the work ahead. Attendees will have access to the virtual platform and on-demand content through April 30, 2021.

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual community of practice for improving COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

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.