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Infectious Disease Resources

DOH, NYSOFA Issue Reminder on Importance of Respiratory Virus Immunization

The reminder offers information and resources to assist organizations in their efforts to encourage older adults to obtain all three respiratory virus vaccines, as appropriate and in consultation with an individual’s doctor/health care provider.

20 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH/NYSOFA Advisory: Urging Older New Yorkers to Get All Three Respiratory Vaccines
23 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Be Prepared: Respiratory Illnesses and Infection Prevention and Control Webinar

Webinar scheduled for Jan. 25th from 1-2:30 p.m.

1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: DOH Recommends Masking in Healthcare and Residential Facilities
1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: New RSV and Varicella Reporting Requirement Alert
2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: Mpox Cases Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission
2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Issues Guidance for Testing and Management of Nursing Home Residents with Respiratory Symptoms

The guidance provides practices that should be considered when COVID and influenza are co-circulating. It may also be applied in assisted living settings.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Guidance: Testing and Management Considerations for Nursing Home Residents with Acute Respiratory Illness Symptoms when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Viruses are Co-circulating
3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Reminders of Various Vaccination Requirements and Reporting

DOH-regulated providers are reminded of various long-standing and newer requirements.

4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Health Commissioner Issues Standing Order for Pharmacists to Administer RSV Vaccines to Those 60 and Older

Adults age 60 and older are encouraged to get the vaccine.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Announces Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Virtual Nursing Home Infection Prevention and Control Training

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.

19 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Respiratory Viruses on the Rise Across the Country – Resources to Be Proactive

With seasonal influenza, COVID-19, and RSV activity remaining elevated in most parts of the country, LeadingAge NY shares several resources to help members be proactive.

1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

New DOH Advisory Recommends Masking in Healthcare and Residential Facilities

Members are encouraged to read the advisory in its entirety and share with members of your team.

1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on New RSV and Varicella Reporting Requirements

Members advised to review Dec. 20th advisory.

1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: NYS Department of Health Commissioner Declares Influenza Prevalent in the State
2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on Mpox Cases Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission

Members encouraged to review advisory and send any questions to mpox@health.ny.gov.

9 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Walgreens to Offer Vaccine Clinics for Staff and Residents at Long Term Care Facilities

LeadingAge National reports that Walgreens is offering to provide vaccination clinics in long term care facilities, in an effort to increase vaccine uptake among nursing home staff.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

New Infectious Disease Resources for LTC Providers

The federal ASPR has updated its handbook for long-term care communities on infectious disease outbreaks, and the NY Medical Directors Association is offering free coaching to nursing home leaders on prevention, control, and treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH to Post Weekly Flu Reports During 2023-2024 Season

Influenza not yet declared prevalent in NYS.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: Influenza Surveillance and Reporting Requirements, 2023-2024
4 months ago
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