Governors urged to help curb further outbreaks in nursing home, assisted living centers

By Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News, July 16 2020 A health care worker prepares to collect a sample to test for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) States asked to help expedite lab test processing times as well as on-site testing, to secure more N-95 masks and gowns and to coordinate closely with long-term care providers in reopening facilities to visitors.

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Eviction Defense During COVID-19

Courtesy of the National Center on Law & Elder Rights With many states resuming pre-COVID-19 economic activity and re-opening judicial facilities after often extended docket freezes, and with the federal CARES Act eviction moratorium set to expire on July 25, courts throughout the country will soon be facing an unprecedented deluge of evictions. For many tenants, appearing and defending against an eviction during pandemic conditions is unsafe, impractical, or altogether impossible.

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