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Workers, residents should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine, senior living industry representatives say

The first available vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 should go to frontline healthcare workers — including those who work in assisted living communities — and first responders, according to draft recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But application of the recommendations to older adults in long-term care settings — specifically, senior housing — is unclear, according to industry representatives.

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Assisted living could be next in line for COVID relief funds

Senior living providers are expected to have access soon to funding from the federal government to help them with their COVID-19-related expenses, according to the American Seniors Housing Association. Although a total dollar allocation for industry providers has not been disclosed, it is thought that the formula will be similar to HHS funding distributions to other types of healthcare organizations: 2% of 2019 gross revenues.

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