April 6, 2021ASHA Meets with Members of Congress and Staff Seeking Additional Relief
The American Seniors Housing Association held a Senior Living Strong Virtual Fly-In with over 40 key members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and their staff. The meetings took place the week of March 29 and continue the week of April 5. Read more about ASHA’s Senior Living Strong Fly-In.
March 18, 2021ASHA Continues Advocacy Related to Relief and Vaccine Prioritization
The American Seniors Housing Association continues to press policymakers for needed financial relief related to COVID-19 costs and expense, and is also asking that the Biden Administration make available prioritized access to vaccine for new workers and residents in senior living communities. Read more about ASHA’s reaction to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services related to government funding for COVID testing in senior living and long-term care.
February 26, 2021ASHA Calls on Governors to Ease Visitation Restrictions
The American Seniors Housing Association is calling on governors and states to ease visitation restrictions in senior living communities in the coming weeks as the overwhelming majority of residents will be vaccinated and no longer at risk of COVID-19. Read more about ASHA’s outreach to the National Governors Association and its position related to visitation.
February 22, 2021ASHA Advocates for IL Vaccination
February 12, 2021Complete Liability Immunity: PREP Act Ruling is ‘Significant’ for Industry
Measures taken by a senior living operator in response to COVID-19 are eligible for complete liability immunity under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal court in California.
American Seniors Housing Association President David Schless said the ruling “is significant for the industry.”
“Under enormously challenging circumstances, senior living providers have done their utmost to ensure the well-being of staff and residents, adhering to ever-changing guidance from national, state and local health authorities,” Schless said, “and so it is entirely appropriate that they will receive protection from liability under the PREP Act.” Click here for the full story.