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LeadingAge NY Advocates for More Support and Flexibilities as Oct. 7th Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives

LeadingAge NY continues to advocate for critical workforce support, funding, and flexibilities as the next round of health care personnel in adult care facilities (ACFs), home care, and hospice agencies are required to comply with the State's Oct. 7th vaccination mandate deadline. We continue to share provider challenges, closures, and staff losses with the Department of Health (DOH) and emphasize that providers are in a critical state due to years of staff shortages, staff losses during the pandemic, and this newest wave of staff terminations due to vaccine refusal. Our recent letter to Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is available here.

Provider members should reach out to LeadingAge NY staff with updates regarding your staffing challenges and any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have for recommended flexibilities as we continue through this challenge.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342