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LeadingAge NY Urges State to Review, Reconsider COVID-19 Guidance for LTC Settings

LeadingAge NY has been advocating for the State to revisit COVID-19 guidance for our member settings and peel away requirements that are outdated or onerous. Given the significant staffing shortages, we have been urging the State to do away with any unnecessary requirements that pull scarce resources away from resident care and quality of life. In this letter sent to Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett on March 7th, we provided several examples of guidance and requirements that should be rescinded or modified, including the daily Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) survey.