DOH: Update on COVID-19 for Healthcare Facilities

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to closely monitor the emergence of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Health officials in China have reported tens of thousands of infections with person-to-person spread, including reports of transmission to healthcare personnel. To date, there have been 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States (plus 39 cases in repatriated persons) with no confirmed cases in New York State.

The purpose of this advisory is to distribute the most up-to-date interim guidance from the CDC for healthcare facility infection prevention and control. See attached advisory for full details.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15