Emergency Preparedness / Amerilert Resources

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Visit this page regularly for current information, tools, and resources to help LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware members plan for and respond to COVID-19. We are working to monitor the situation closely.

In collaboration with peer organizations and federal agencies, we will ensure that the health of the older adult population is a top priority during this time.

General Resources

Communicable Disease Service (CDS) Updated Guidance

Please see enclosed summary of CDS updated guidance to assist healthcare facilities and public health officials with decisions concerning discontinuation of transmission-based precautions and home isolation.

Resources Related to PPE / Medical Supplies

Policy Update for Critical PPE Requests:

ALL requests for CRITICAL PPE needs MUST be accompanied by a individually completed “CDC Burn Rate Calculator“.  You MUST attach the completed EXCEL file as an attachment. See attached document for more details.

Value First PPE Shortage Solution & Survey

As the PPE supply shortage has escalated, Value First has been actively researching and vetting alternative suppliers to supply critical PPE products. Interested members can take this short survey to help Value First determine interest in an order of PPE. 

Information Specific to New Jersey

Information Specific to Delaware

  • Emergency Childcare
  •  Criminal Background Check Locations
    • To remain consistent with current public health guidelines, these offices are available by appointment only – Call 302-739-2528 to schedule an appointment.
    • New Castle County: Delaware State Police Troop 2, on Route 40, Bear, DE
    • Kent County: Blue Hen Corporate Center, 655 South Bay Road, Suite 1B, Dover, DE
    • Sussex County: Thurman Adams State Service Center, 546 S. Bedford Street, Room 202, Georgetown, DE
  • DNRs: DNRs (COVID+ or COVID-) should remain at the LTC facility in which they reside and be provided comfort measures as you normally would.
  • Shelter in place: Symptomatic residents should not be sent to the ED for testing or for admission to the hospital for treatment. Symptomatic residents should remain at the facility, be tested as appropriate, and the facility should follow the Office of Epidemiology (888-295-5156) instructions regarding where to drop the specimen off. PLEASE NOTE – residents who suffer a life-threatening event should still be sent to the ED for triage and treatment.
  • State Lab Testing: The DPH lab has made testing for LTC facilities a priority.  The test kits can be used for facility residents and/or health care workers after obtaining orders for testing. Call the Office of Epidemiology (888-295-5156) to coordinate testing.

We are at a critical time in which community containment measures may be increasingly difficult to implement and enforce. Now is the time to prepare your employees, operations and family.