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NH Pandemic Planning

On June 17, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation requiring that each residential health care facility, by Sept. 15, 2020, prepare and make available to the public on the facility’s website, and immediately upon request, a Pandemic Emergency Plan (PEP).

On Aug. 20, 2020, the Department of Health (DOH) issued Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) NH 20-09 providing guidance on the requirements of the PEP for nursing homes. Included with the DAL was a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) template and a CEMP toolkit addressing various planning issues and potential vulnerabilities. Also included was an announcement of online CEMP training with a link to enroll.

On Sept. 15, 2020, DOH issued DAL NH 20-12 clarifying the personal protective equipment (PPE) storage requirements under the PEP statute.

These resources can all be accessed below.