This tool contains key messages on a number of COVID-19 topics to help our members to bolster their own communication strategies and messages.
COVID-19 Talking Points
March 10, 2020
DOH Guidance on Limiting Elective Procedures in High-Risk Regions
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued the attached guidance in accordance with the declaration of emergency that Governor Kathy Hochul issued last week (which will be reassessed on January 15). The guidance explains how DOH will determine which facilities will be required to limit non-essential elective procedures in regions DOH identifies...
December 3, 2021
DOH Releases Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidance
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has released the attached Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) NH 21-27 about nursing home visitation. This guidance immediately supersedes all previous DOH guidance and aligns with the broadly permissive Federal guidance (QSO-20-39-NH Revised) released on November 12. Both Federal and State guidance allows visitation for all residents at...
November 17, 2021
DOH Updates; HERDS Webinar Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
DOH HERDS Webinar On a New York State Department of Health (DOH) call this afternoon, GNYHA learned that DOH sent notification of a webinar about changes to the daily Health Emergency Response System (HERDS) survey. GNYHA understands that the DOH webinar, which begins at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (October 5), will review new HERDS survey questions...
October 5, 2021