New York City’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has asked GNYHA to share the attached letter and operational information about Code Red, which is activated during periods of extreme heat.
DHS Code Red Letter and Operational Information
June 2, 2021
NYC Coastal Storm Operations Overview for Health Care Facilities
The purpose of this document is to provide healthcare facilities with an overview of potential citywide operations during a coastal storm, including planning assumptions and timelines as well as specific considerations for coastal storms. This document was prepared by GNYHA, NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department of Health, NYS Department of Health, NYC Health + Hospitals,...
July 28, 2021
Coastal Storm Preparedness and Response Resources
June 1 marks the beginning of the North Atlantic hurricane season, with the highest probability for storms in the New York region falling between early August and late November. With predictions for a very active storm season, GNYHA urges members to review emergency plans for coastal storms, including impacts to power and infrastructure, and patient...
July 14, 2021
DOH Issues DAL on Nursing Home Preparation for Heat Events and Power Outages; Additional Heat Event Resources
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a “Dear Administrator Letter (DAL)” (attached) to remind nursing home administrators of the importance of taking precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses in their residents and staff. In anticipation of summer heat events and storms, which can result in electrical power outages, DOH’s DAL also highlights...
June 22, 2021