Seniors are extremely worried about coronavirus, although at least the majority of Monterey County residents over the age of 75 have gotten their first vaccine shot, if not both. But progress was made on the political front in 2020 and we expect more good news for seniors regarding the fight against the pandemic from the Biden Administration. New laws that took effect in California this year are a requirement that each long-term care facility has a full-time infection control expert. It also requires nursing homes to report each COVID-19 death to state officials within 24 hours. This is critical as we continue to track the growth of coronavirus infections.