Discharge Testing and Vaccine Ordering Updates

Discharge Testing DOH issued a DAL over the weekend which confirms that hospitals are no longer required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to discharging a patient to a nursing home or adult care facility. DOH encourages hospitals to test patients for COVID-19...

DOH Updates NH and ACF Staff Testing Requirements

DOH released updated guidance for nursing home staff testing. Fully vaccinated staff will no longer require routine twice weekly testing. Personnel who have not been fully vaccinated must continue to be tested twice per week. Any staff or resident with signs or...

NYS Implements CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

Effective May 19, New York has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People,” issued May 13, for most businesses and public settings. Businesses are authorized to require masks and...

Vaccination Program Updates

Vaccination Program Guidance – May 13 DOH issued updated vaccination guidance last night. Key changes include: Expanded Eligibility Effective immediately, all providers are authorized to expand eligibility for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 12 through 15-year...

DOH Guidance on Janssen Vaccine and Predrawn Doses

DOH Health Advisory: Recommendations to Resume Use of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine DOH has issued recommendations for resuming use of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The document outlines considerations for the use of the...