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1. Influenza Declared No Longer Prevalent in the State
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources
May 13, 2024

With the Health Commissioner’s declaration, the requirement that certain personnel unvaccinated for the current influenza season wear a surgical or procedure mask while in areas where patients or residents may be present is no longer in effect.

2. Upcoming CDC Webinars on Enhanced Barrier Precautions and COVID-19 Vaccine Payment
Tags: COVID-19, Infectious Disease Resources
May 13, 2024

Nursing home members are encouraged to participate in the CDC’s enhanced barrier precautions townhall on May 22nd and vaccine payment webinar on May 30th.

3. DOH Advisory: DOH Commissioner Declares Influenza No Longer Prevalent in the State
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources
May 8, 2024
4. CMS Requires Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 26, 2024

New QSO-24-08-NH incorporates Enhanced Barrier Precautions into infection control procedures for MDROs, aligning with nationally accepted standards.

5. LeadingAge NY Obtains Clarifications Regarding Updated CDC Guidance
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 12, 2024

DOH confirms that ACF and AL providers should follow updated guidance.

6. Level 3 SAMS Security Access Now Required for All NHSN Users
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 11, 2024

To complete the upgrade to Level 3 access and resume reporting capabilities, NHSN users should email nhsn@cdc.gov with the subject line “Enhancing Security Data – Level 3.”

7. DOH Advisory: Updated Recommendations on When to Stay Home and When to Go Back to Normal Activities After Respiratory Illnesses Including COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV – Non-Healthcare Settings
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 7, 2024
8. CDC Issues Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance for General Public
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 5, 2024

The new guidance for the general public recommends that people with respiratory virus symptoms stay home and away from others until at least 24 hours after both resolution of fever and overall symptoms are getting better. The updated guidance does not apply to nursing homes and other health care settings, where pre-existing COVID-19 guidance continues to apply.

9. Updated CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance
Tags: Infectious Disease Resources, COVID-19
March 1, 2024
10. DOH Announces Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Virtual Nursing Home Infection Prevention and Control Training
Tags: COVID-19, Infectious Disease Resources
February 6, 2024

Topics to be addressed in the four-part webinar series include risk assessment and plan development, surveillance and NHSN reporting, hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, occupational and resident health, facility-acquired infections, cleaning and disinfection, and antimicrobial stewardship.

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