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COVID-19 News & Media Coverage


Lawmakers plan to announce details on their bipartisan infrastructure package as soon as Monday (Morning Consult)

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure (AP)

Provider relief funds dollars aren’t up for grabs (The Hill)

Struggling with pandemic costs, adult care and assisted living orgs request $75M from New York state (Albany Business Review)

New York Assisted Living Providers Seek $75M in State Relief (Patch)

Pandemic, lack of funding imperil Pa. assisted living providers (

A plea for Congress to help senior assisted living facilities (

We need more funding for senior-assisted living (The Express)

Williamsport Sun-Gazette – More Senior Assisted Living Funding Needed in COVID-19 Bill Being Debated in Washington (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

Rescue Plan Funding is Desperately Needed to Ease Strain on Senior Care Industry (PennLive Patriot News)

Margie Zelenak: Assisted Living for Seniors is in Jeopardy (The Tribune Democrat)

The business winners in Biden’s relief package: Restaurants, concert venues and airplane manufacturers (The Washington Post)

Assisted living operators in Washington holding out hope for federal aid (K5, Seattle)

Wellness Wednesday: Ray Dickinson, COO for Christian Horizons, talks about challenges facing private pay assisted living facilities (OMNY FM, Springfield, Ill. | 15:25 mark)

A COVID Storm Hits Senior Living (Kiplinger’s)

Eliminated from COVID relief package, senior living turns its focus to Provider Relief Fund (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Assisted living facility seeking government help after losing thousands of dollars due to the pandemic (WDTV, Bridgeport, WV)

‘Unconscionable’: Senior living eliminated from COVID relief package (McKnight’s Senior Living)

$1.8B For Congregate Settings Cut From Rescue Plan, Stakeholders Irate (Inside Health Policy)

For Seniors, Digital Content Offers Entertainment and Engagement (iAdvance Senior Care)

Coronavirus Pandemic Led to Surge in Alzheimer’s Deaths (Wall Street Journal)

Four generations of family have first in-person reunion in months (WMDB, Central Illinois Proud)

Face-To-Face Visits Resume At Illinois Long-Term Care Facilities (Peoria Public Radio)

Outdoor Visits are Now Available at Long Term Facilities (WHOI-TV [ABC East Peoria, IL])) 

After three months, face-to-face visits are happening at area long-term care facilities (Peoria Journal Star)

Nobody Knows Exactly How Hard The Coronavirus Is Hitting America’s Assisted Living Facilities (Buzzfeed)

Eyewitness News 5 at 10 p.m. (KOCO-TV [ABC Oklahoma City]) 

As U.S. Nursing-Home Deaths Reach 50,000, States Ease Lockdowns (Wall Street Journal)

What to Consider Before Moving a Parent Into Assisted Living During COVID-19 (Next Avenue)

Assisted Living Looks for an Assist (Bloomberg)

Caring for older residents in senior living is a balancing act (The Hill)

Assisted-Living Centers Get Much-Needed Virus Aid for First Time (Bloomberg)

How Technology and Creative In-Person Solutions Can Help Residents Stay Connected (iAdvance Senior Care)

How Covid-19 Will Shape the Future of Senior Living: New Models of Care, More Aging in Place (Barron’s) 

Covid-19 Pandemic Hits Nursing-Home Finances (Wall Street Journal)

PPE and virus tests still lacking for senior living communities: CEO (Yahoo! Finance)

30 percent of senior living members still report PPE challenges, Argentum, ASHA say (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Coronavirus Impact: Bay Area assisted living communities want stimulus funding, better access to testing (ABC 7 San Francisco)

Essential Workers Share Heartwarming Stories During the Pandemic (Redbook)

Lobbying Stampede Breaks Out as Window Narrows for Next Stimulus (Bloomberg)

$3 Trillion Aid Package Passes House, Could Support Senior Living Hazard Pay (Senior Housing News)

Keeping seniors safe during COVID-19 pandemic (Fox News)

Good News: Barriers Can’t Stop Husband’s Visits to Wife at Senior Community (CMS Wire)

As US begins reopening, nursing home residents remain on lockdown (ABC News)

How the Pandemic Changed Us: Stories of Hope From Essential Workers Across the U.S. (Good Housekeeping)

Argentum Calls for Transparency in COVID-19 State Reporting (PR Newswire)

6 Precautions You Must Take Before Visiting Family (Best Life)

14 Meaningful Ways People Are Saying Thank You to Nurses (Reader’s Digest)

Senior Living Providers Fight for Covid Funds, Protective Gear (Bloomberg Government)

Senior living industry bracing for effects state reopening will have on residents, staff (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Federal effort ‘important first step’ but ‘far short’ of what’s needed to protect seniors against COVID-19, leaders say (McKnight’s Senior Living)

The ‘New Normal’ for Many Older Adults Is on the Internet (CityLab)

Nursing homes are running out of time (Washington Examiner)

Argentum, LeadingAge Say Seniors Housing is Underserved Following White House ‘Protecting America’s Seniors’ COVID-19 Presentation (Seniors Housing Business)

Navigator: Generation Loneliness (Bloomberg)

$484 billion COVID-19 relief bill contains $75 billion for PPE, but will senior living see any of it? (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Industry repeats call for resources as Congress members ask for assisted living COVID-19 case details (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Government PPE plans could have ‘grave consequences’ for senior living residents, staff, groups say (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Coronavirus nursing home crisis – 4 things they need right now (Fox News)

Argentum Comments on Federal COVID-19 Aid Package (Seniors Housing Business)

Trump Administration’s Plan to Exclude Assisted Living from PPE Shipment is a Mistake (AP News)

ASHA, Argentum Chiefs: Frustration Mounts As Covid-19 Tests, Financial Support Slow to Arrive in Senior Living (Seniors Housing News)

White House plan to reopen states helpful, but more needed for senior living: Balda (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Broadcasters, newspapers lobby to change small business loan rules (POLITICO)

Long-term care industry calls — again — for priority testing, staffing, funding for ‘epic battle’ against coronavirus (McKnight’s Senior Living)

Argentum/ASHA Respond to Federal COVID-19 Plans (Seniors Housing Business)

Senior Living Communities are Keeping Our Loved Ones Safe (AP News)

Senators ask HHS to aid senior living (Newsy)

Senators To HHS: Seniors Living Facilities Need CARES Funds (Inside Health Policy)

Covid-19 Could Cost Senior Living Industry $57 Billion As Operating Expenses Soar (Senior Housing News)

We Can Better Protect Those Seniors in Care (Wall Street Journal)

Assisted Living: Safer Option for Older Folks (Wall Street Journal)

Nursing homes and assisted living communities are seeing coronavirus spread (Washington Post)

COVID-19 could have $57 billion impact on senior living; Argentum, ASHA request $20 billion from HHS (McKnight’s Senior Living)