ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: What’s New

April 28, 2020

Here's what's new on our COVID-19 resource page:

Know the symptoms: The CDC has updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. The updated list of symptoms includes cough, shortness of breath, or at least two of the following:

  • fever
  • chills or repeated shaking with chills
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • new loss of taste or smell 

Guidance for Grantees:

  • A new FAQ for Older Americans Act Title III-B and III-E Grantees
  • Updated FAQ for Centers for Independent Living on the COVID-19 Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020
  • Q&A from ACL's April 15 call with State Unit on Aging Directors

Making Virtual Meetings Accessible: Physical distancing and other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 have increased the use of virtual meeting and video conferencing tools. How these tools are used can determine whether or not people with disabilities are able to access a virtual space. We've expanded our video communications section to include information on accessible virtual meeting platforms and best practices from the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology, Disability:IN, and Rooted in Rights.

Webinars for Caregivers and Those Who Support Them: Two webinars this week will focus on supporting family members caring for older adults. The Alzheimer Association will host a "Caregivers Town Hall" on Wednesday at 1pm ET and Resources for Integrated Care will host a webinar on supporting family caregivers of older adults through times of stress and isolation Thursday at 12:00pm ET.

Calling All Senior Centers: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many senior centers to temporarily close. The National Council on Aging has created a resource guide for senior centers with ideas for programming and continuing services.

Staying Safe and Informed: ACL's Eldercare Locator and the Alliance for Aging Research have created a two-page COVID-19 guide for older adults with information on symptoms, what to do if you are sick, how to avoid scams, and finding community resources.

COVID-19 and Equal Employment: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has developed a resource providing updated technical assistance on COVID-19 questions arising under federal equal employment opportunity law including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

Last modified on 05/07/2020

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