The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Cal/OSHA, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have established sites and issued coronavirus guidance. Resources include:
- DHCS COVID-19 Updates and Response
- California Department of Public Health Novel Coronavirus website
- CDC Novel Coronavirus Information for Health Care Providers
- Administration for Community Living (ACL) “What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”
- Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Health Care Workers from 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness (CMS)
- CDC guidance on personal protective equipment
- Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
- California Public Health and Medical Emergency Operations Manual
- LONG-TERM CARE AND OTHER RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PLANNING CHECKLIST
National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)
Older adults and people of all ages with compromised immune systems are particularly at risk if exposed to COVID-19. In the current national emergency, legal assistance to older adults is critical to securing and protecting life essentials, as well as empowering older adults and protecting their rights. The delivery of legal services must focus on minimizing risk to both legal assistance staff and their clients, while balancing the ongoing legal needs of the community.
The Administration for Community Living, in partnership with NCLER, has created a new document, Legal Assistance for Older Americans & COVID-19, for legal assistance programs to use while adjusting their policies and procedures to ensure the safety of their staff and their older adult clients. This document adds to the other FAQs and new resources that ACL has published for the aging and disability networks.