Community Resources – Response to COVID-19

We will continue to keep this page updated with relevant resources for seniors and our community. If you have a suggested resource to be added please email outreach@rothkofflaw.com.

Quick Facts

Coronavirus Facts

This fact sheet explains what the virus is, how it spreads, and other helpful information.

What to do if you are sick?

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think think there is a possibility that you may be, follow the steps on this sheet to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

Stop the Spread of Germs

These tips can help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. 

Mental Health Considerations

The World Health Organization developed a list of mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Helpful Links

Center for Medicare Advocacy

The Center for Medicare Advocacy provides current information about COVID-19 as it relates to older and disabled Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The link offers a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit with links to multiple resources issued by the federal government.

Social Security

All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services.

HIPAA Compliance

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, effective immediately, that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.

CMS Issues More Restrictive Guidance

The most recent CMS guidance on nursing home infection control and prevention of COVID-19, released late on March 13, further restricts visitation and entry to facilities, and suspends communal activities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC provides all of the latest updates on COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and information on testing.

Kaiser Family Foundation

KFF offers information on the coronavirus, including State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus, Coronavirus Tracker and reports on paid leave, private coverage and issues for the uninsured.

National Health Law Program

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) is monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and is dedicated to protecting and expanding access to health rights for low-income and underserved individuals.

National Governors Association

This site offers current information on the status of COVID-19 and the latest efforts by the Federal Government.