March 26, 2021 Features

Congregate Living Facilities and COVID-19

By J. Rita McNeil Danish, J.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened our eyes to the myriad vulnerabilities in congregate facilities — specifically the prison health care system, nursing homes, colleges and universities, as well as the impact on essential workers. The State & Local Government Section of the American Bar Association examined the topic of the impact of COVID-19 on congregate facilities on both residents and staff in a panel discussion during the Section’s Virtual Fall Conference. Moderated by Public Contracting Committee Chair J. Rita McNeil Danish, the program featured experts in each area to speak to the deficiencies and inadequacies of the facilities. 

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