NYSDOH Released Health Advisory on Changes to LTC Facility Visitation

Jackie Pappalardi Lisa Volk and Tarrah Quinlan in Clinical & Quality

Last week the NYSDOH released a Health Advisory with revisions to the conditions of facility visitation. In order to ensure safety of residents and staff of facilities housing congregate populations, these visitation restrictions shall be effective at 3 pm on Sunday, October 25, 2020, and shall remain in effect the duration a facility remains in such zone. The purpose of the DOH guidance is to inform operators of congregate facilities, including state or local agencies, or not for profit service providers of the limitations on visitation in residential congregate settings located in “red” and “orange” zones subject to Cluster Action Initiative restrictions as established pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 202.68. Unless superseded by this guidance, all other state agency guidance and policies with respect to visitation remain in effect.

DOH puts limitations on visitation in residential congregate settings located in “red” and “orange” zones subject to Cluster Action Initiative 

To enter an address or view a map of zones subject to the Cluster Action Initiative please use link below: 

https://forward.ny.gov/ 

Cluster Action Initiative restrictions as established pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 202.68 may be reviewed below: 

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20268-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

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

Tarrah Quinlan
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operation
518-462-4800 x20