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 Releases Revised Visitation Guidance
Following the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency on June 24 (see ML-61) and the expiration of State Executive Orders, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released on July 8 updated guidance titled Health Advisory: Revised Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation. Effective immediately, the DOH advisory supersedes and replaces previously issued DOH guidance...
July 9, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Hospital Visitation Guidance
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued updated visitation guidance (attached), effective today, that supersedes all previous DOH visitation guidance issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the new guidance requires hospitals to permit in-person visitation, it allows hospitals to set the maximum number of visitation hours and visitors to various hospital units...
June 8, 2021
New York State Reopening Guidance for Businesses (including Office Settings Owned or Operated by Hospitals)
New York State has released guidance in conjunction with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement that New York is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s interim recommendations for fully vaccinated people. Effective May 19, businesses, including offices, are authorized to require masks and six feet of social distancing for employees and/or...
May 21, 2021