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Frontline workers must be priority for COVID-19 resources, groups say; Juniper to test all residents, staff

The safety and well-being of frontline workers in senior living and skilled nursing must be prioritized in order to ensure that older adults receive the care they need and that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized, leaders of professional organizations serving the industry said in a unified message released Thursday. Meanwhile, also on Thursday, Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities said it had begun testing all residents and employees for COVID-19 at the communities it owns.

Sens. Bob Casey and Susan Collins talking.

Older Americans Act reauthorization signed into law

President Trump reauthorized the Older Americans Act for five years on Wednesday, signing into law H.R. 4334, the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 written by Sens. Susan Collins and Bob Casey. The OAA was last reauthorized in 2016 under President Obama.

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