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Dec. 5th COVID-19 Update

New updates pertaining to the COVID-19 emergency continue to be announced by both the state and federal government on a regular basis. The latest developments for providers of long-term/post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior services are reviewed below.

As a reminder, LeadingAge NY continues to convene weekly webinars on Mondays at 11 a.m. to address emerging questions on COVID-19. A recording of our most recent webinar, held on Dec. 5th, is available here, and a list of the items shared by LeadingAge NY staff in the webinar chat can be accessed here. If you have questions for next week’s update or would like the access information, please contact Jeff Diamond.

Cross-Sector Updates

Updated DOH Return to Work Guidance Aligns with September CDC Guidance

The Department of Health (DOH) issued updated “return to work” guidance on Nov. 30th for health care personnel (HCP) exposed to, or infected with, COVID-19. The new guidance aligns with guidance issued in September by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It applies to all health care settings, including nursing homes, home care, hospice, and diagnostic and treatment centers. The new guidance does not apply to adult care facilities (ACFs), which will be subject to separate guidance anticipated in the near future. Click here for more information.