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TOMORROW at 10 A.M.: DOH to Host Webinar Regarding Weekly Nursing Home and ACF Staff Testing Survey

Tomorrow, June 17th, at 10 a.m., the Department of Health (DOH) will host a 45-minute webinar for nursing homes and adult care facilities (ACFs) regarding the weekly staff testing survey. Members may register for the webinar here and submit their questions to covidadultcareinfo@health.ny.gov or covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov.

During the webinar, DOH will review minor updates to the staff testing survey to reflect the changes in Executive Order (EO) 202.40, issued on June 9th. On an associations call held on June 16th, DOH clarified that if nursing homes and ACFs in regions that have transitioned to once-weekly testing choose to change their testing date, they will not be deemed out of compliance if they are acting in good faith to meet the testing requirement and are not repeatedly changing the day to extend the period between testing. The Department is also working to address the delays that were reported in receiving test results from certain labs.