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DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH Advisory on COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatments Authorized and Severe Shortage of Oral Antiviral and Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Products
December 27, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH and CDC Issue Return to Work Guidance

The state and federal guidance differ in scope and approach. Members are advised to follow the DOH guidance with respect to fully vaccinated personnel who are infected with COVID-19, in the context of a critical staffing shortage. Until DOH issues further clarification, members should consider following CDC guidance when they are not experiencing critical shortages and with respect to HCP who are exposed but not infected.

December 27, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH Advisory on Shortening Isolation Period for Certain Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers and Other Critical Workforce
December 24, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

Prioritization of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment and Prevention of Severe COVID-19 During Times of Severe Resource Limitations
December 20, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

Revised DOH Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines
November 16, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

Health Care Personnel Vaccination Mandate Updates

DOH issued a DAL on the State's health care personnel vaccination mandate, imposing a deadline for compliance with a more restrictive approach to religious exemptions. Further analysis of the CMS vaccination mandate regulations has revealed that board members are subject to the requirement.

November 16, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH Urges ACFs and Nursing Homes to Get Booster Vaccination Clinics Scheduled Before the Thanksgiving Holiday

DOH urges providers to try to hold clinics by the end of next week to provide protection over the holiday.

November 8, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

Minor Change in Regulation a Small Win for Providers

DOH, based on feedback from LeadingAge NY and the provider community, removed the weekly certification requirement for nursing homes and ACFs regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations of nursing home and ACF residents and personnel.

November 2, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

Minor Changes in Daily HERDS Surveys for ACFs and Nursing Homes

Nursing home members surely noticed today, Nov. 2nd, that the monthly PPE reporting was included in the daily HERDS survey and will be requested on a monthly basis. In addition, the weekly workforce reduction and EO 4 questions were incorporated on today’s survey for both nursing homes and ACFs and will be asked on a weekly basis.

November 2, 2021

DOH Guidance for Nursing Homes – 2021

DOH Issues Updated Nursing Home Testing Guidance

DOH updates testing guidance to mirror previously issued CMS guidance.

October 27, 2021
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