Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

As our members continue to provide high quality care to Ohio’s vulnerable populations, LeadingAge Ohio is urging everyone to review the following resources on control and prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID19@leadingageohio.org

If you have a question, concern, or want to share resources regarding COVID-19, we now have a dedicated email account. Send a message to COVID19@leadingageohio.org, and we will get back to you quickly. As always, feel free to email or call any LeadingAge Ohio staff individually. 

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07/31/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, July 31, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, July 31 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/29/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, July 29 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/27/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, July 27, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, July 27 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/23/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, July 23 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/22/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, July 22 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/20/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, July 20, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, July 20 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/17/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, July 17, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, July 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/15/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, July 15 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/12/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, July 13, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, July 13 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/10/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, July 10, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, July 10 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, July 8 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/06/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, July 6, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, July 6 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/01/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, July 1 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/29/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, June 29, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, June 29 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/25/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, June 25 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/24/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, June 24 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/22/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, June 22, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, June 22 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/19/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, June 19, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, June 19 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/17/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, June 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/15/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, June 15, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, June 15 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/12/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, June 12, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, June 12 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/10/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, June 10 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/08/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, June 8, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, June 8 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/04/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, June 4 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/02/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, June 2 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/01/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, June 1, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, June 1 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/29/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, May 29, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, May 29 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/27/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, May 27 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/26/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, May 26 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/20/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, May 20 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/18/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, May 19 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/15/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, May 15, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, May 15 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/13/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, May 13 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, May 11, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, May 11 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/08/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, May 8, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, May 8 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/07/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, May 7 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/06/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, May 6 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/05/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, May 5 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/04/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, May 4, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, May 4 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/01/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, May 1, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, May 1 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/30/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, April 30 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/29/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, April 29 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/28/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, April 28 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/27/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, April 27, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, April 27 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/24/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, April 24, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, April 24 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/23/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, April 23 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/22/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, April 22 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/21/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, April 21 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/20/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, April 20, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, April 20 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/17/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report:Friday, April 17, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, April 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/16/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, April 16 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/15/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, April 15 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/14/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report:Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, April 14 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/13/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, April 13, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, April 13 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/10/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, April 10, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, April 10 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/09/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, April 9 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/08/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, April 8 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/07/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, April 7 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/06/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Monday, April 6, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, April 6 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/04/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Saturday, April 4 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/03/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Friday, April 3. 2020

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, April 3 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/01/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Nurse Aide Certifications, Ventilator Reporting

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, April 1 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/31/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Waiver Assistance Arrives for NF, Home Health, and Hospice

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, March 31 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/30/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Battelle to Sterilize PPE, Helpful Toolkits

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, March 30 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/26/2020

Today's COVID-19 Alert: CDC Releases New Guidance, PPE Burn Rate Calculator

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, March 26 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/25/2020

Today's COVID-19 Alert: Coronavirus Relief Bills Moving

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday, March 25 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note the information related to an all-member call on tomorrow.

03/24/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Moving up the Curve

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Tuesday, March 24 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/23/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Stay at Home Order Signed

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Monday, March 23 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/21/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Everyday Heroes, Adult Day and Senior Centers to Close 

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Saturday, March 20 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/19/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Congress Passes 'Families First Coronavirus Response Act'

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, March 19 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/18/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Exception Reviews on Hold, Nonessential Surgeries Canceled

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Wednesday morning, March 18 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/16/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: More Businesses to Close, Primary Election Delayed

Here are the latest need-to-know updates from Monday afternoon, March 16 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

03/16/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: Restaurant Ban Means Stop All Congregate Dining

Here are the latest need-to-know updates from the weekend as of Monday morning, March 16 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/14/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: CMS Total Visitor Restrictions, End-of-Life Care Exempted 

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Saturday, March 14, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/13/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: FAQ Document Available, ODH Issues New Guidance

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Friday, March 13, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/12/2020

Today’s COVID-19 Report: Nursing Homes Limit Visitation, DeWine Closes K12

Here are the latest need-to-know updates for Thursday, March 12, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/11/2020

CMS Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Home Health

On Tuesday, March 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how home health agencies should detect, screen for and manage cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

03/11/2020

Today's COVID-19 Report: New Case in Northeast Ohio, DeWine Limits NF Visits

Governor DeWine held a press conference today at 2 p.m. where he announced that another patient has tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus.

03/11/2020

CMS Releases Hospice Memo on COVID-19

Late Monday night, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided guidance for hospice agencies on COVID-19.

03/11/2020

NHPCO Asks White House for Regulatory Relief to Respond to COVID-19

In a letter sent to the White House on Tuesday, the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization asked that hospices be included in any 1135 blanket waiver issued, which would provide regulatory flexibility in the event of a National Disaster being declared.

03/11/2020

What to Do with Suspected COVID-19 Cases

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been in near-contiuous conversation with LeadingAge Ohio over recent weeks regarding their detection and monitoring of COVID-19 cases statewide.

03/11/2020

DeWine Convenes Long-term Care Providers

In a follow-up to an in-person meeting the Governor’s office convened last Friday with long-term care providers, Governor DeWine and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Dr. Amy Acton held a press conference on Tuesday, March 10, where Governor DeWine outlined recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio, including barring spectators from indoor sporting and spectator events, encouraging faith leaders to limit gatherings, and requesting higher education be moved to online platforms, to the extent possible.

03/11/2020

CMS Memo Expanded to Include Guidance on Safe Visitation, PPE Use in Nursing Homes

Late on Monday night, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to a memo regarding steps nursing homes should take to limit transmission to and within their communities.

03/11/2020

NAHC Offers Public Coronavirus Resources for Home Care & Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has shared a number of new tools for home care and hospice agencies working to identify, prevent and/or manage the transmission of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, within their communities.

03/11/2020

Congress Responds to COVID-19 Threat with Funding, Telehealth

Late last week, both Houses of Congress have cleared an $8.3 billion emergency spending package to address anticipated needs surrounding COVID-19, including funding for vaccine research, disease treatment and medical supplies.

03/10/2020

Today’s COVID-19 Report: CMS & Ohio Respond 

A collection of today's stories and reports on COVID-19 in Ohio.

03/09/2020

First Cases of COVID-19 Announced in Ohio, Long-term Care Polling Locations Moving

Today Governor Mike DeWine announced that three cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, have been reported in Ohio. These are the first cases of the disease reported in Ohio.

03/05/2020

White House Directs Survey Agencies to Support Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Prevention

Yesterday the White House announced changes to nursing home survey practices in response to the mounting threat of COVID-19, known as the coronavirus. The Trump Administration has expressed its desire for Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) surveyors to prioritize infection control in the wake of increasing numbers of Americans suffering from the disease.

03/04/2020

ODH Needs Facility Contact Information on COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has released numerous COVID-19 bulletins in the last several weeks. In a recent bulletin sent to providers, ODH requested information on personal protective equipment (PPE) needs and also included the link to complete a survey on the topic. LeadingAge Ohio encourages members to check their inboxes to ensure they’ve responded promptly to ODH’s request. The survey link is provider-specific, so it must be accessed via the email sent directly to providers.

03/04/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Speaking Points – Message from LeadingAge Ohio President/CEO Kathryn Brod

LeadingAge Ohio’s number one concern is the wellness and safety of our members’ residents and employees. As our association and our membership continue to monitor the coronavirus situation, know that we have been in constant contact with our membership, appropriate federal and state agencies, and other healthcare providers. Speaking points have been prepared for members with nursing facilities and for home health and hospice members to use with residents, family members and staff.

02/26/2020

Coronavirus: LeadingAge, ODH Offer Guidance

Amidst all the global coverage of the novel coronavirus, communities with sensitive populations need to keep an eye on prevention.

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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod

President/CEO
614-545-9014
kbrod@leadingageohio.org

  • Is the association's primary spokesperson
  • Oversees staff and daily operations
  • Promotes LeadingAge Ohio's position and public policy goals to elected officials; staff liaison to Advocacy Committee
  • Responsible for implementing LeadingAge Ohio's strategic direction
  • Works with LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors
  • Staff liaison to Human Resources Committee

Patrick Schwartz

Patrick Schwartz

Director of Strategic Communications
614-545-9026
pschwartz@leadingageohio.org 

  • Serves as lead member communications and media strategist for key association initiatives
  • Oversees digital strategy, including websites, newsletters and social media channels
  • Provides strategic direction for communicating organizational goals and achievements to members, partners, policy makers and the media
  • Serves as primary contact for media inquiries

Susan Wallace, MSW

Susan Wallace

Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs
614-545-9024
swallace@leadingageohio.org 

  • Primary contact for policy priority development, advocacy and legislative affairs
  • Liaison to Advocacy Committee, Home Health, Hospice & HCBS Subcommittee
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