GNYHA is closely monitoring the ongoing response to the 2019 novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan Province, China. Given the volume of advisories and details being released, GNYHA plans to frequently produce and share member bulletins such as this one. GNYHA staff are participating in calls hosted by City, State, and Federal public health authorities and will share pertinent information from these discussions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Call on January 27

As of this call, there are five confirmed cases in the US and an additional 110 cases under investigation. Thus far, there are no confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission in the United States.

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call: Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus – Interim Guidance for Clinicians, January 31, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about the current epidemiology, infection control and prevention recommendations, specimen collection and testing, and clinical management for patients with 2019 novel coronavirus infection. Participants are asked to join in groups. For those unable to join, the transcript will be available here a few days after the call.

CDC Resources:

New York State Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Webpage

This webpage contains information about symptoms, transmission, and prevention. It also contains links to many helpful resources, including a physician’s webinar. On January 17, the New York State Department of Heath issued interim guidance for health care providers and facilities.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Novel Respiratory Virus Page

This page contains clinical guidance, laboratory guidance, and posters for triage stations, which are available in multiple languages.

Acurity/Premier Novel Coronavirus Update

This update about the novel coronavirus from Acurity, GNYHA’s group purchasing partner, includes a link to PremierConnect’s site and details on personal protective equipment.

Johns Hopkins University Dashboard

This dashboard visually displays global cases of the novel coronavirus in real time.

GNYHA will continue to provide members with updates and resources on the 2019 novel coronavirus.