Visit Our Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Hub
We will continue to update our COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Hub as more resources become available regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines. Please find new materials below:
- US Surgeon General Jerome Adams “FAQs on the COVID-19 Vaccine” (Video)
- Making It Plain: What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines (Town Hall Video)
- The COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community (Town Hall Video)
- FAQs for Long-Term Care Facilities
- Post-Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel
- Post-Vaccine Considerations for LTC Residents
Special thank you to our members, Good Samaritan Society, Advocate Aurora Health, & Graceworks Lutheran Services for sharing some of their communication resources including the below:
- Good Samaritan Society Communications
- First COVID-19 staff vaccinations (article and video)
- Will visitation in long-term care open up now that we have a vaccine? (video)
- After COVID-19 vaccine: what are the side effects? (article and video)
- How do vaccines get developed and approved? (article)
- COVID-19 vaccine: Separating myth from fact (article)
- Advocate Aurora Health Communications
- Graceworks Lutheran Services
- Leadership Communications to Staff & SurveyMonkey (available upon request)
*Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your leadership can provide additional resources to your peers or you would be interested in a peer forum to discuss current strategies/needs.
Free Online Consumer CV19 CheckUp:
CV19 CheckUp is an online system developed to help Americans be safer, healthier, and ensure their individual needs are met during the pandemic. CV19 CheckUp asks users to complete an easy, quick, confidential questionnaire. A personalized report is immediately provided, outlining the user’s level of risk and offering recommendations and resources to reduce those risks. CV19 CheckUp employs artificial intelligence and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Share it with your consumers and residents at www.CV19CheckUp.org
- Kaiser Permanente's Social Health Playbook: COVID-19
- ATI's Advancing Non-Medical Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage
- AARP's Supporting Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care
- Documentary: "What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care" by Jewish Healthcare Foundation
- Caregiver support during post-acute care transitions critical to outcomes for assisted living residents: study
- Some Companies Make Their Websites More Elderly-Friendly
- HHS: Opportunities in Medicaid and CHIP to Address Social Determinants of Health letter
- CMS: New Web Tool for 1135 Waiver Requests and Public Health Emergency-Related Inquiries During Crises Like COVID-19
- COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC, and front line staff and providers January 13th, 20th, & 27th 4:00pmET
- Older Adult Crisis Management During COVID-19 Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, 2:00-4:00pmET
- Building the Research Pipeline: Home and Community-based Services and the Dual Eligible Population Thursday, January 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
- Ready Seniors Virtual Workshop January 27, 2021, 10:00am-3:30pmET
For Community Service Providers of Basic Needs and Social Supports for Older Adults During Major Disasters
- Continuity Basics and Preparedness Messaging
- Preparedness Planning for Seniors
- Disaster Mental Health Issues for Seniors
- State Unit on Aging/Area Agency on Aging Case Studies
- Discussion Modules
- Reaching Socially Isolated People Living with Dementia Wednesday, January 31, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Paycheck Protection Program Resumes with New Application Forms and Revised Eligibility Criteria
Today, Monday, January 11, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal for new loans available under the terms of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. Loan applications will be accepted until March 31, 2021.
- More information from SBA on the PPP program
- Program overviews:
- Application forms
As of January 11, community financial institutions, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries, will be able to process applications for entities seeking their first PPP loans (“first draw” loans.) On Wednesday, January 13, these institutions can begin processing second round loans (“second draw” loans) for entities that have already received and used up initial PPP loans. Other eligible lenders and borrowers will be able to process and apply for loans shortly.
First draw loans continue to be available only to entities with 500 or fewer employees, while second draw loans are available only to employers with 300 or fewer employees who can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020, among other criteria.
Lutheran Services in America continues our aggressive call for additional Congressional legislation to expand eligibility for these loans, and to further support your organization’s business continuity and services during this difficult time. As always, we will continue to stay in touch with you with further updates. You may also wish to consult our continually updated webpage on federal relief funding.
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