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COVID-19 Tools & Resources: Other

LeadingAge Michigan is the convener for policy and advocacy discussions around critical senior issues for not-for-profit and mission based providers. We partner with a broad base of like-minded entities focused on policies that support member ability to serve Michigan seniors. This page is designed to provide a current set of resources that will assist in maintaining a safe and calm environment during the potential pandemic that is now developing.









HUD Updates Q&A



More information about recertifications, construction, rehab, and RAD conversions is included.






Small Business Association (SBA) Issues Application for Disaster Loan Assistance











Trump Extends Voluntary National Shutdown







On Sunday March 30, Present Trump extended the initial 15 day of social distancing that was recommended by the federal government to address the spread of COVID-19. Many state governments have far more strict ‘sheltering in place’ requirements than the federal recommendation which is now in effect until April 30. Federal experts are concerned that the nation could experience more than 100,000 deaths among the many potentially infected persons.






Care Planning for Nursing Home Residents 



A webinar on advance care planning and setting and re-setting of goals has been shared by Consumer Voice for Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 ET. Members can REGISTER here.







Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Q&A






The Department of Labor recently published a detailed list of Questions and Answers to address any issues related to the FFCRA. Of particular interest to members is that ‘health care providers’ can be exempted from Families First in the same way as under the Family Medical Leave Act. We encourage members to tune in to our upcoming SafeandCalm Topical Webinar Series for more information about this confusing definition.











Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Highlights








The Senate passed this legislation on Wednesday and the ‘stimulus package’ now goes to the House for a possible vote on Friday, 3/27/2020. The bill provides $500 billion for struggling industries and financial support for families. Small business loans, expanded unemployment benefits, and support for health systems also included. Supports for the health system include money for buying medical supplies for the Strategic National Stockpile and money for purchases under the Defense Production Act. Hospitals would receive higher payments for serving COVID-19 patients.












Revised HUD Guidance











On March 24, the HUD Office of Multifamily Housing has issued a revised Q&A document that summarizes limited regulatory flexibility to help senior housing providers respond to COVID-19. LeadingAge continues to communicate the urgency regarding access to masks and other supplies and support for funding. The Q/A includes activities that housing providers need to take during the outbreak, such as communications with local health departments to monitor the spread in their community, developing communications plans, protocols for entering resident units, and protocols for cleaning. HUD has also extended deadlines for audited financial reports as well as addressing increased operating expenses.






Summary of the new Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Medical Leave Act



The US Department of Labor has issued a summary of the new paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave act for review. Included is a frequent asked questions document that may help members. Additional rules will be forthcoming.







Kaiser Health News and Testing Decisions



Kaiser Health News yesterday released an article on how government decisions in the early days of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak have already impacted the magnitude of the pandemic and may affect the country for months to come.





Infectious Disease Society of America Offers Testing Recommendations




Families First Coronavirus Response Act


LeadingAge Michigan Overview of Act







Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law 


This act provides food assistance support, funding for virus testing, emergency paid sick leave, expansion of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave, tax credits for paid Sick and paid Family and Medical Leave and Unemployment Insurance Stabilization.  





Pathways Updated COVID-19 Complimentary Policy and Procedures





Updates from Jay Calewarts for Assisted Living










OSHA Releases Temporary Enforcement Guidance



OSHA has issued Temporary Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During COVID-19.






Family First Coronavirus Response Act - Moves to Senate



This legislation supports families by providing free testing, increases for anticipated Medicaid caseload, paid emergency sick leave, enhanced unemployment insurance, and enhancements to food programs.





Pathway COVID-19 Resources posted 3/12/2020




As CMS has updated its guidance, Pathway has updated their complimentary resources (download now) to reflect those changes and hope that you download this latest version of the product for use in your organization.




Potential Legal and Regulatory Issues Related to COVID-19 for all Providers

Updates from LeadingAge, LeadingAge Michigan, and Bradley






World Health Organization Coronavirus Disease Outbreak




New York Times Interactive Outbreak Overview






HUD Exchange January 2020 Update on Infectious Disease Preparedness



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