NYSDOH Released Health Advisory: Universal Use of Eye Protection

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

NYSDOH strongly recommends universal use of eye protection by healthcare personnel including Assisted Care Facilities and Nursing Homes for all patient interactions, in addition to face masks, throughout New York State. Wearing both face masks and eye protection provides better protection for healthcare personnel who might unknowingly encounter asymptomatic, pre-symptomatic, or symptomatic but undiagnosed patients or residents with COVID-19. See attached advisory for details.

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