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GNYHA Sets Up COVID-19 Phone Number, Email Address

GNYHA has established a special COVID-19 telephone number and email address for members to more easily inform us of their COVID-19-related needs. These new contact points—the phone will be staffed around the clock—complement the many COVID-19 response activities GNYHA has been conducting for weeks. The phone number and email address are: 212-259-2919 cvresponse@gnyha.org Both can…

March 21, 2020
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Dedicated DOH COVID-19 E-mail Addresses

New York State Department of Health (DOH) DOH e-mail for all hospital and direct-to-consumer COVID-19–related questions: covidhospitaldtcinfo@health.ny.gov DOH Metropolitan Area Regional Office e-mail address for requests for approvals of alternative space and bed capacity modifications: marocon@health.ny.gov

March 18, 2020
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County OEM Contact Information

EOC Area EOC Activation Status EOC Hours of Operation EOC Phone Number EOC E-mail Address Nassau County Partial Activation (OEM, Fire Marshal, Police Department) 24 hours 516-573-9600 — New York City Partial Activation (Level 2) 09:00–18:00 — healthmedicalESFlist@oem.nyc.gov Suffolk County Not activated — 631-852-4900 — Westchester County Activated 08:00–20:00 914-864-5200 wceoc@westchestergov.com

March 10, 2020
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Hotel Services

As part of the response to COVID-19, NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) and GNYHA are working with the New York City hotel industry to make hotel facilities available to meet various COVID-19 patient and health care employee-related needs. These arrangements are as follows: NYCEM Hotel Program Under the NYCEM Hotel Program, hotel rooms will be made…

March 29, 2020
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CMS Announces Availability of Advance and Accelerated Medicare Payments to Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday that it is expanding Medicare’s accelerated and advance payment program to provide additional cash flow to providers during the COVID-19 emergency. The program expansion is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and allows acute, cancer, and children’s hospitals to request…

March 29, 2020
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NYC COVID 19 Senior Leadership Brief – 3/27 Dashboard

The attached tool is a daily dashboard, released by the New York City Emergency Management, on the City’s response to COVID-19.

March 28, 2020
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Other Coronavirus Tips and Resources

HITE Directory Updated to Reflect Available CBO Services GNYHA has updated its Heath Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) with the community-based organization (CBO) services available during the COVID-19 crisis. HITE is a publicly available online resource directory listing health and social services in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. Many CBOs have temporarily…

March 27, 2020
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General CDC, DOH, and DOHMH Coronavirus Updates

CDC Updates Item Date Updated Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 PSAPs for COVID-19 in the United States 3/10 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary 3/18 Resource Document: Combines numerous links to relevant interim guidance in one place for easy access 3/1 Health Update: Describes the evolving epidemiology of confirmed cases, includes expanded criteria…

March 27, 2020
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Agency Prevention and Treatment Guidance

CDC Guidance Item Date Updated Infection Prevention Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential COVID-19 Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory-confirmed Cases 3/7 Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 3/6 Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities…

March 27, 2020
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COVID-19 Legal & Regulatory Updates

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order (EO) on March 27 with several health care-related provisions. The EO suspends certain portions of the Mental Hygiene Law and associated regulations to allow for services to be provided in non-certified settings, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of the Office of Persons…

March 27, 2020
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Upcoming Coronavirus Calls and Webinars

DOH/DOHMH Weekly Health Care Provider Webinars DOH continues to host weekly webinars to update health care providers. The next call is on April 2 at 1:00 p.m. Psychosocial Dimensions of Infectious Outbreaks Webinar The Medical Society of the State of New York is hosting a Medical Matters webinar on Psychosocial Dimensions of Infectious Outbreaks on…

March 27, 2020
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Agency Supply Management Guidance

CDC Guidance The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared updated recommendations on March 10. The guidance states that facemasks are an acceptable alternative to respirators when the supply chain is constrained. The guidance prioritizes the use of respirators for procedures that are likely to generate aerosols and synthesizes currently available data in the…

March 27, 2020
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