DOH Advisory: Visitation in Adult Care Facilities

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

On September 9, 2020 the Department of Health issued the attached guidance permitting the reopening of ACFs who meet specific benchmarks and who either develop a reopening plan or fill out the template form via the NY Forward Safety Plan.  The New York State Department of Health has indicated that the majority of ACFs meet the criteria in the September 9, 2020 guidance, but have not submitted a reopening plan to the Department.  

If your facility meets the criteria for reopening to visitation, you can visit , fill out the form and submit the form to the Department of Health at


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15