New York’s health care workers, including the women and men of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, are on the front lines of the State’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Our hospitals and health systems have the experience and expertise to quickly identify and isolate patients who meet risk factors for COVID-19. New York’s hospitals and nursing homes have been ramping up their COVID-19 response plans for weeks, including working closely with State, Federal, and City agencies, as well as 1199SEIU.

The safety and protection of our health care workers and their families are paramount. Please check back on this site for updates. Together, we will get through this latest challenge.

In “COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers and Patients, Nursing Home Edition,” Dr. Jeff Farber, President and CEO, The New Jewish Home, answers questions submitted by 1199SEIU members, as read by members Marleen, Dorothy, Emilio, and James.