Covid-19

Legislation

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COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Plans to create day of remembrance for COVID-19 victims are languishing State and federal proposals for commemorations remain bottled up ...
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The Legislature’s Missed Opportunity – Failure to Reform Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

August 4, 2022 Op-Ed in CommonWealth Magazine by Senator Richard MooreDownload Senator Moore's Op-Ed on Failure to Reform (docx) Much ...
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Resolution – COVID-19 Remembrance Day

H4224 - Resolutions establishing the annual observance of COVID-19 Remembrance Day Please support H4224! Letter to Legislators DignityMA has sent ...
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HR 3733 – The Essential Caregivers Act

Federal Bill HR 3733 supports the Dignity Alliance MA Goal 1 – Nursing Home Reform that is person-centered and respectful ...
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S 4986 / HR 7499 Social Security Covid-19 Correction and Equity Act

Federal Bills S 4986 and HR 7499 are listed in the 116th Congress. and support Dignity Alliance MA Goal 3: ...
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Resolution – Mandate Vax for Nursing Homes Employees

Download the full resolution Calling on Nursing Home Providers and Caregivers to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations to Protect All In their ...
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Biden to require COVID vaccines for nursing home staff

August 18, 2021 - WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing ...
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Endorsement: Vaccine Equity for POC

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts endorses the petition letter of the Vaccine Equity NOW! Coalition and demand that Governor Baker take immediate ...
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Endorsement: Vaccine Equity for PWD

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has endorsed the following Advocacy to add to listing of disability conditions to qualify for vaccination priority ...
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Resolution: Call for Compassionate Care Visitation Policy

Call for Compassionate Care Visitation Policy for Nursing Home Residents Download the full resolution which includes references: Nursing Home Compassionate ...
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Resolution: Change 1115 Waiver Renewal

Download Dignity Alliance's comments on the renewal of the Commonwealth's 1115 Renewal: 1115 Waiver Renewal DAM.docx. Comments regarding the Renewal ...
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Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management Hearing Feb. 25 at 11:00 a.m.

The Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management will hold its first in a series of oversight hearings ...
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Resolution: Urging the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation to Correct the Social Security COVID Cut – December 2020

Whereas, Older Adults and People with Disabilities in Massachusetts and all Americans age fifty or overs are already on edge ...
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Testimony: Hearing on Understanding the Tragedy

The hearing was held on October 13. For more information, including video testimony, visit: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/3580. Paul Lanzikos can be seen ...
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Resolution: Determine Why and How Residents and Workers Incurred the Worst Impact of Covid-19

We call for further legislative inquiry to determine why and how residents and workers disproportionately incurred the worst impact of ...
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Resolution: Universal Availability of Frontline Worker Supports

We strongly advocate appropriations to ensure the universal availability of necessary supports, including, but not limited to, sufficient and appropriate ...
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Resolution: Enhanced Infection Control

Dignity Alliance generally applauds the Department’s attention to infection control and believes this should be a priority for ALL skilled ...
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Baker says vaccine will be administered to those in shelters, prisons, and senior housing

By Travis Andersen Globe Staff, January 13, 2021 Governor Charlie Baker said Wednesday that Massachusetts will start administering the COVID-19 ...
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Request to State Auditor

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has sent a letter to State Auditor Suzanne Bump, asking for a follow up audit of nursing ...
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Resolution: Correct SS Covid Cut

Without this protection, people who become eligible for Social Security in 2022 will be the victims of potentially reduced benefits, ...
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Arlene Germain and Paul Lanzikos Interview on Covid-19

25 Investigates: Second wave of COVID-19 crashing into Mass. nursing homes November 16: Boston 25 News interviewed Dignity Alliance on ...
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Act To Address Estate Recovery Issues Due To COVID-19

Download the testimony: Dignity Alliance Estate Recovery Testimony 20890.docx October 30, 2020 H4978 / S2818 Dear Chairs of the Judiciary ...
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Covid-19 Testing in Congregate Settings

Download the Letter to Governor Baker about Covid-19 Testing.docx. Covid-19 testing for older adults and persons with disabilities living in ...
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National Legislation on Infection Reporting

Stakeholders urge Congress to empower CDC to protect patient safety in legislation to help address the COVID emergency Download the ...
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The Shameful Toll of Nursing Homes

New York Times Letter to the Editor Download the New York Times September 6 Response.docx To the Editor: Re: “The ...
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COVID Made Nursing Home Caregiving A Deadly Occupation; Immigrants And Minorities Bear The Brunt

WGBH, and lead journalist Chris Burrell published a two part investigative series on the devastating impact of the coronavirus on ...
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