Recent COVID-19 Updates

GNYHA is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, including the extremely fluid situation in the US and emergence of the Omicron variant, and is updating our member hospitals, health systems, and continuing care facilities accordingly. This page will be updated regularly with the most recent COVID-19 information. Presentations GNYHA COO Coordination Call (Jan. 19, 2022)...
January 22, 2022
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City Council Formalizes Committee Assignments

On Thursday, the New York City Council formalized committee assignments for its current term. Most important for GNYHA members, the Committee on Hospitals will be chaired by Mercedes Narcisse (D-Brooklyn), and the Committee on Health will be chaired by Lynn Schulman (D-Queens). The Council also created the new Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency, which...
January 24, 2022
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COVID-19 ED Syndromic Surveillance Report

In collaboration, with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, GNYHA is sharing a daily syndromic surveillance report that compares median visits for COVID-19-like illness for the most recent three-day period against the same type of visits for the previous two-week period. The report includes data at the City, borough, and facility...
January 24, 2022
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DOH Releases Guidance on Booster Mandate for Health Care Personnel

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released the attached guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate, which went into effect yesterday (January 21, 2022). The amended emergency regulation states, “Covered entities shall continuously require personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to have received any booster or supplemental dose as recommended...
January 22, 2022
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GNYHA’s Positions on the Health Care Provisions in Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget

To help you better understand the health care provisions in New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed State Fiscal Year 2023 Executive Budget—and GNYHA’s positions on those provisions—we have developed the attached table. We will expand the table when the Assembly and Senate release their respective one-house budgets. Notable provisions in the Governor’s proposed budget include:...
January 21, 2022
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2022 GNYHA Community Health Needs Assessment Model Survey

The 2022 GNYHA Community Health Needs Assessment Model Survey provides a list of questions to help hospitals develop their own community health needs assessment surveys or questionnaires. Members can use the survey as is or select questions that are relevant to discovering more about the health needs of their community. Because the survey is designed...
January 21, 2022
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Public Health Agency Vaccination Guidance

Information concerning COVID-19 vaccination planning and distribution continues to evolve. Below is a compilation of guidance materials specifically on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Please also refer to the COVID-19 Tracking and Regulatory Waivers page for updates on implementation of the State’s vaccination program and the COVID-19 Community, Patient, and Health Care Worker Health Education Material...
January 21, 2022
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General Public Health Agency Coronavirus Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Interim Recommendations for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points/Emergency Communication Centers (PSAP/ECCs) in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic 7/15/2020 Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively during the COVID-19 Pandemic 5/1/2020 Frequently Asked Questions 10/21/2020 Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19...
January 21, 2022
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Public Health Agency Workforce Updates

CDC Workforce Updates Item Date Updated Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers 11/17/2021 Training for Healthcare Professionals: Topics cover clinical care and infection control, PPE, nonpharmaceutical interventions, and emergency preparedness and response 11/1/2021 Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages 1/21/2022 Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Interim Guidance)...
January 21, 2022
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Resources for Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Planning

This Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Planning tool includes resources to help hospitals and health systems conduct needs assessments, identify health priorities, and develop local implementation strategies. The resources will be useful to GNYHA members in New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
January 21, 2022
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NYC Morgue Census Report

The NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s Citywide Morgue Census Report has been reactivated on a daily basis. It reflects the information from the previous day including decedent counts, morgue capacity, total numbers of claimed and unclaimed cases, and other key indicators, providing a citywide picture of in-hospital decedent volume and morgue capacity. Please note,...
January 21, 2022
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