Coronavirus Resources




Provider Member Weekly Calls: COVID-19 Discussion   
Tuesdays • 1 - 2 pm CT                  

Please join us to hear how members across the state are addressing issues related to COVID-19. These special discussion forums will include practical information, resources, lessons learned, and strategies from a variety of member organizations, as well as updates from LeadingAge Texas. 


LeadingAge National: Daily Call-in Briefings
Daily • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

On these calls, you will hear from LeadingAge policy experts about the most up-to-date information on guidance, regulation, and legislation related to the pandemic and its impact on aging services providers. Recordings will be posted on the LeadingAge website daily, 

COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness for Your Front-Line Staff
Mon, Mar 30 • 1 pm CT

COVID-19 and Long-Term Care Providers: Where Are We Now?
Thur, Apr 9 • 1 pm CT


Free Live Webinar Series: Hear from Experts on Coronavirus and Pandemic Preparedness



Guidance on Applying for FEMA Assistance
PowerPoint • Session Recording

LeadingAge Texas COVID-19 Discussion Call 03.24.20
Recap Session Recording

LeadingAge Texas COVID-19 Discussion Call 03.17.20
Recap • Session Recording

PRSA: Communications During COVID-19: A Webinar Series

Engagement in a Time of Quarantine

Learning Hub QuickCast: Coronavirus Preparation and Policy

COVID-19 Webinar & Educational Resources - American Health Care Association

COVID-19: What Nursing Homes Need to Know

How to Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza: Free Training & Resources

Resident Engagement and COVID-19

Summary of CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)- March 17 ZOOM Conference Call  


Member Community COVID-19 Group
This group is a place to connect with your peers to share and discuss everyday practices related to the coronavirus. Take a moment now to log into your account and join the group to stay connected.


Submit General Questions on COVID-19
LeadingAge Texas is here to help! Please ask any questions you have in the form linked above and we will do our best to find answers, share with the membership, and support you. Click here to view the questions already asked, and answers.

Google Doc: Questions & Answers for LeadingAge Texas Members

PPE Supply Availability Survey
In an effort to help LeadingAge Texas members through these unprecedented times, we are asking for some information to help guide our efforts. We are hearing from members that critical supplies are running low and rather than try to address those one at a time, we are seeking member input to identify products and geographies that are experiencing the largest disruption to the supply chain. z

COVID-19 Promising Practices
We would like to know about what you are doing to combat isolation, recruit displaced workers and creative isolation practices. We will start sharing your promising practices in upcoming updates.


Template: Essential Staff Letter

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

New Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Leave in the Families First Response Act (FFCRA) FAQs

Labor & Employment Advisory: Employee Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

President Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act; What Does This Mean for Aging Services?

Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak

PL 20-21 - Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak 03.20.20


Frequent Updates: COVID-19 Provider Updates from Texas HHSC

TWC Approves $40,000,000 in Supplemental Child Care Distribution in Texas to Support Communities and Families During COVID-19

Guidance on COVID-19 Response in Nursing Facilities (NF) 03.20.20

Executive Order No. GA-08 Relating to COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation
(LeadingAge Texas has requested clarification from the Office of the Governor on  No. 2 and No. 3)

Texas HHSC COVID-19 FAQs for Nursing Facilities

Guidance on COVID-19 Response in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) 03.19.20

Letter to Governor Abbott Requesting Support for LTC Providers 03.17.20

Governor Abbott Fast-Tracks Licensing For Out-Of-State Medical Professionals

PPE Shortage Help Information


NEW! CMS Releases New Guidance for Certified Providers 03.24.20

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Federally-Assisted Housing 03.22.20

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19 03.22.20

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Checklists and Tools to Accelerate Relief for State Medicaid & CHIP Programs 03.22.20

Action Alert: New Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Must Provide Resources for Aging Service Providers

Prioritization of Survey Activities 03.20.20

COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes 03.20.20

COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey: Acute and Continuing Care 03.20.20

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures (FEMA) 03.20.20

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Call Recording/Transcripts

LeadingAge COVID-19 Congressional Funding Request - 03.17.20

CDC Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

COVID-19 Partner Toolkit

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Medicaid State Plan Fee-for-Service Payments for Services Delivered Via Telehealth

Coronavirus bill: Implementation details

QRM - Let’s Get to the Point: COVID-19: Protecting our Most Vulnerable – CMS’ announcements, 3-day waiver and more

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

CMS Takes Action Nationwide to Aggressively Respond to Coronavirus National Emergency

New Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Hospice Agencies

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes (REVISED)

Resources for LTC Providers to Request PPE:

NEW! Face Shields in Stock Next Week 03.27.30

COVID-19 Guidance for FMSAs and CDS Employers
Healthcare Supply of PPE
Strategies to Optimize PPE and Equipment
Strategies to Optimize Eye Protection
Strategies to Optimize Isolation Gowns
Strategies to Optimize Face Masks
Strategies to Optimize N-95 Respirators
Crisis Alternate Strategies for N-95 Respirators

PPE Infection Control Basics Webinar For Nursing Facilities
[March 24 10 -11 a.m., March 24 3 - 4 p.m., March 27 10 -11 a.m., March 27 3 - 4 p.m.]


Sample Guidance, Policies, and Flyers for Affordable Housing

CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Federally-Assisted Housing 03.22.20

COVID-19 Guidance for Supportive Housing Providers

HUD Official: Let’s All Get Through this Together

HUD announces national COVID-19 call for Housing Providers

Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Housing Stakeholders 

Policy Guidance & Planning Tools:

Independent Living COVID-19 Screening, Access, and Departure Policies

Best Tips for Managing Dementia at Home During Critical Times - A COVID-19 Resource for Caregivers

Legal Issues for LeadingAge Texas Members Regarding COVID-19

Infection Prevention and Control Manual Interim Pandemic Plan

COVID-19 Healthcare Planning Checklist

Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission

Local Orders:

Dallas County

Harris County

Travis County


Williamson County


Driving the Coronavirus Conversation

Planning for a COVID-19 Outbreak in Your Community

Public Communication Tools from Texas DSHS

COVID-19 Communication Skills

Template Media Statement for a COVID-19 Outbreak in Your Community

Examples: Media Alert 1 | Media Alert 2

Home Health Infection Control Guidance

Template Letter for Families Regarding Visitor Restriction in Nursing Homes

Template Letter for Staff Regarding Visitor Ban in Nursing Homes

Template Letter for Visitors to life plan communities

Special Visitor Guidance for life plan communities

Special Visitor Guidance for assisted living communities

Special Visitor Guidance for affordable housing

Special Visitor and Infection Control Guidance for hospice

Template Letter for Visitors to Patients Receiving Home Hospice Services

Template Letter for Visitors to Patients Receiving Home Health Services

LeadingAge Sample Media Talking Points

LeadingAge Sample Media Statement

LeadingAge Sample Letter to Employees

LeadingAge Sample Letter to Residents and Families

Pathway Health COVID-19 FREE Toolkit

Relias: How to Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza: Free Training & Resources


If your community has developed policies and procedures regarding the Coronavirus and is interested in sharing it with the membership, please  contact Julianna. We will make member policies available as we receive them.

Again, please contact your local health department for information and support regarding your specific community as they will have the most up-to-date information.