NPA has created this page as a hub where you can quickly access information related to COVID-19 and our efforts to assist PACE organizations.

White House Releases COVID-19 National Strategy

On Jan. 21, 2021, the Biden Administration released its National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness, with the objective of initiating "a coordinated pandemic response that not only improves the effectiveness of our fight against COVID-19 but  helps restore trust, accountability, and a sense of common purpose in our response to the pandemic.”

The strategy is organized around seven goals:

  • restore trust with the American people;
  • mount a safe, effective and comprehensive vaccination campaign;
  • mitigate spread through expanding masking, testing, data, treatments, health care workforce and clear public health standards;
  • immediately expand emergency relief and exercise the Defense Production Act;
  • safely reopen schools, businesses and travel while protecting workers;
  • protect those most at risk and advance equity, including across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines; and
  • restore U.S. leadership globally and build better preparedness for future threats.

 

                  .     .  .  .  .     

In addition, NPA has designated the Emergency Preparedness e-Community as the primary location for NPA members to exchange information related to COVID-19. If you are not already a member of the e-community, click here to select it. 

NPA recognizes that PACE organizations are actively responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19. As part of those efforts, we recommend that PACE organizations take the following steps:

COVID-19 Policy and Advocacy Resources

NPA is working every day with regulatory, legislative and state policy staff as PACE organizations confront the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access an overview of NPA congressional and regulatory activities, our COVID-19 congressional requests and a request for targeted Medicare Part A relief for expenses related to COVID-19.         .  .  .  

Everyday Preventive Actions

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. WHO and CDC recommend everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. These include the following:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds whenever you return home, after coughing or sneezing, after caring for the sick, before eating, after using the toilet, and after handling animals or animal waste.
  • If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • When coughing or sneezing, use the crook of your arm to cover your mouth or use a tissue. Throw the tissue in a closed bin, then wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. The CDC believes the virus can spread within six feet, so keep at least that much distance between yourself and someone showing symptoms.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Stay up to date on news and events by following NPA on FacebookLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Back to Top