ISDH Reminders & Updates
Total positive cases: 3,039
Total deaths: 78
Total tested:16,285
LeadingAge National Updates
Yesterday’s Coronavirus Daily Member Update recording is available now. Today’s update will feature Dennis Adams of Christopher Homes, an affordable housing provider in New Orleans; an update for adult day providers; details on the new SBA loans; and all the days very latest. You can register to join us 7 days/week at 3:30 p.m. ET through April 26.
 
This week, LeadingAge joined the Alzheimer's Association and other leaders in long-term and community-based care on guidance to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia during the COVID-19 crisis. Read Emergency Preparedness: Caring for Persons Living with Dementia in a Long-term or Community-based Setting now.
 
Practical Ideas From Members
We're gathering examples of the innovative solutions members are deploying to better serve older people and support their staff. New stories are available now
 
Trusted Business Resources: Free COVID-19 Training 
NextStep , a startup that trains and places workers into high-demand health care roles, created an online course designed to improve the safety of caregivers of all kinds working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. The COVID-Ready Caregiver program uses expert-developed online learning to help develop critical skills for safety during the pandemic. 
 
Staff at LeadingAge members can access the course at no cost through April 10 . Use code COVIDCERTNOW at check-out. (And you can hear about the training from NextStep’s Charissa Raynor on today’s 3:30 live update.)
 
LeadingAge is curating many offers from businesses wanting to help members get through the coronavirus crisis. New offers are posted on our website now and more are added each week.
 
New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

Legal immunity
LA National sent a letter to HHS last week requesting clarification regarding the legal immunity afforded skilled nursing facilities and assisted living providers under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). On March 17, HHS made a declaration affording legal immunity for COVID-19 countermeasures. LA National believes that the PREP Act provides immunity, but wanted HHS to clarify the scope of the declaration. LA National is seeking additional formal assurances from legislators as well. 
Note – LAIN is looking into possible immunity protections in existing state law as well. 
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