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
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
Preparations for Summer Heat Events; Sit Stat Heat Event Drill Next Thursday
In anticipation of summer, GNYHA encourages you to prepare for potential heat-related events. Pertinent resources and updates can be found below. Key Heat Event Resources NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) Pre-Season Heat Briefing: NYCEM developed a presentation/briefing (attached) with information on the seasonal outlook from the National Weather Service, heat-related health hazards from the New York...
June 17, 2021