Legislative Updates

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.


New Jersey Update:

For a detailed list of all New Jersey Executive Orders, please click here.

Governor Murphy signed several bills and resolutions into law. Please see the enclosed media release for details.

Phil Murphy signed A-3852/S-2296 into law, allowing conduct of State business and legislative sessions at locations other than Trenton during periods of emergency or other exigency. A3852/S2296 also allows conduct of legislative business using electronic means. In addition, two other bills, A3860 and A3862 which would allow professional and occupational licensing boards to expedite licensing of out-of-state professionals were also signed by the Governor. Both bills were part of a coronavirus-related legislative package that originated in the Assembly earlier this week and were sent to Murphy’s desk Thursday afternoon after the Senate gave its approval. See the press release for more information.

New Jersey’s law against price gouging is now in effect. See details.

NJ Media Advisories & Memos:

Regulatory Updates:

A portal has been established for daily reporting of data.
Report.covid19.nj.gov 

It is imperative that your facility report in the NJ GOV portal daily and that case counts and information about recovery are accurate and complete.  This is the anticipated solution to all the issues providers have identified with the public reporting of data, but it is dependent on your participation. It has come to our attention that several of our members have not been reporting daily. In order to convince DOH to switch the data source, everyone needs to report on the portal accurately every day. ppe@njha.com is the email to contact to get credentialed for the reporting portal through NJHA if you haven’t already done so.

Coronavirus Waiver Tracker

We’ve been working with our partners at the NJHA and HCANJ on waivers. Please refer to the NJHA Waiver Tracker for the most up to date information on all waivers submissions and status.

LNHA license renewal

Please see DOH memo regarding the waiver of Renewal Deadlines and the waiver of Credentialing Standards. Pursuant to this waiver, all nursing home administrator licenses and their continuing education requirements will be extended until July 31, 2020.

Delaware

Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency starting on March 13, 2020 at 8 a.m.

Governor Carney Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Delawareans. Non-essential businesses to close at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.

The Insurance Commissioner has released several Domestic & Foreign Insurers Bulletins on COVID-19:


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.

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