Reminder Regarding Testing of Staff – Federal Requirements

Tarrah Quinlan and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

As you know, per Executive Order 202.73 and DAL NH-20-16, nursing homes located in red, orange, or yellow zones must test or make arrangement for the testing of all personnel, including all employees, contract staff, medical staff, operators and administrators, for COVID-19 twice weekly. We would also like to remind nursing homes of their federal testing requirements based on community COVID-19 activity level. Per QSO-20-38, if county positivity rate in the past week is >10%, staff must be tested a minimum of twice a week.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Tarrah Quinlan, RN, BSN
Director of Education Program Development and Member Operations
518-462-4800 x20

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