ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: What’s New
The latest from CDC:
- Guidance for shared or congregate housing providers
- Updated information on risk factors for a severe COVID-19 illness.
- Resources for tribal communities
- Guidance on disaster sheltering of household pets, service animals, and support animals during the pandemic.
- Updated information for in-home social service providers and clients
Updated survival guide for OAA IIIC grantees: We continue to regularly update the guidance and resources in our “survival guide” for Older Americans Act nutrition services program grantees. Recent additions include sustainability guides from the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging and training guides for volunteers teaching technology use to older adults from South Dakota State University.
Resource for students with disabilities and their families: The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities has developed new resources to help families with difficult decisions about online and in-person learning. Resources include a school re-entry fact sheet and a school decision making tool.
Expanding access to telehealth: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, building on the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access signed by President Trump April 3.
Another chance to receive $500 per child Economic Impact Payment: The CARES Act included Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,200 for adults and $500 for children. In order to receive the payment for dependent children, some federal beneficiaries who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 needed to provide information to the IRS. The IRS is reopening the registration period for people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive the payment.