Here's what's new on our COVID-19 resource page:
Vaccine resources: This month has brought encouraging news about potential COVID-19 vaccines. Here are some resources on vaccines and how they could be distributed:
- CDC: Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- CDC: How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
- CDC: Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines
- CMS: Actions to ensure access to vaccines and therapeutics
- FDA: Q&A on vaccine distribution and planning for the National Governors Association
- Understanding Operation Warp Speed
COVID-19 and Adult Protective Services: ACL's APS Technical Assistance Resource Center recently conducted a study on the impact of COVID-19 on adult protective services and will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 15 at 3:00 pm ET to discuss their findings, including how the pandemic is effecting APS work, workload, policy, practices, partnerships, and preparedness.
More upcoming webinars:
- Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:00 pm ET: How Wyoming’s Tech2Connect project addresses social isolation amoung older adults
- Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:30 pm ET: Making the Connection: Introducing a Toolkit to Support Telephone Reassurance Programs, hosted by ADvancing States and the Emergency Design Collective.
- Friday, Nov. 20, 2:00pm ET: Serving American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Elders: Creative Approaches to Keep Elders Engaged During COVID-19, hosted by ACL, engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, the National Indian Council on Aging, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe Title VI program.
- Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm ET: Applying Evidence to Inform State Responses to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings, hosted by Mathematica.
How Paralysis Resource Center programs are responding to the pandemic: ACL's Paralysis Resource Center has a new report on the impact of COVID-19 on State Pilot Grantees and Subawardees. The report highlights program work in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The PRC also has released an infographic that provides a dashboard view of self-evaluation and application process metrics.
Celebrating the holiday season: The upcoming holidays offer an important opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. Unfortunately, as the COVID-19 pandemic gets worse, in-person gatherings have the potential to contribute to the spread of COVID-19. There are steps you can take to reduce the spread of the virus and to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe. The CDC has updated guidance and tips on small gatherings and safely celebrating the holidays, as well as specific considerations for Thanksgiving celebrations.
Reducing risk when traveling: The holidays are also traditionally a time when many Americans travel. During the pandemic, staying home is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep loved ones healthy and safe. If you are traveling, CDC offers resources to help you understand factors that can increase risks and protect yourself and others while traveling.
Wearing your mask, the right way: We can each help slow the spread of the coronavirus by covering our mouth and nose with a mask when around others. CDC recommends wearing a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it is difficult to maintain physical distance with others.