NYSDOH Travel Advisory - Ebola

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

Attached is the advisory posted by DOH related to travel in areas affected by Ebola. We have reached out to DOH for further guidance related to employees who return to work after traveling to these countries. Until we receive definitive direction from DOH, which we are expecting soon, we are suggesting consideration of the following recommendations:

  • Continually monitor the CDC, DOH and NYSHFA Emergency Preparedness websites for resources and the latest  information

  • Require all employees to immediately report any potential symptoms or exposures.

  • Review the attached DOH directive with employees who are planning to travel to effected areas

  • Develop a plan to actively monitor the health status of employees returning from travel to effected areas, refer to the attached algorithm and CDC website for further information http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/index.html

  • Post signage (similar to those posted during flu season) discouraging visitation by anyone who has traveled to West Africa in the past month.

  • Educate staff related to the signs and symptoms of Ebola, address their concerns regarding workplace safety, enforce and monitor the effectiveness of your infection control protocols and the proper use of personal protective equipment.


Information related to Ebola is posted on the NYSHFA Emergency Preparedness webpage.

NYSHFA CONTACTS

Karen Morris

Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800, ext. 15