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Infectious Disease Resources

Upcoming CDC Webinars on Enhanced Barrier Precautions and COVID-19 Vaccine Payment

Nursing home members are encouraged to participate in the CDC’s enhanced barrier precautions townhall on May 22nd and vaccine payment webinar on May 30th.

5 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: DOH Commissioner Declares Influenza No Longer Prevalent in the State
10 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

LeadingAge NY Obtains Clarifications Regarding Updated CDC Guidance

DOH confirms that ACF and AL providers should follow updated guidance.

2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: Updated Recommendations on When to Stay Home and When to Go Back to Normal Activities After Respiratory Illnesses Including COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV – Non-Healthcare Settings
2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Updated CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance
2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Announces Scholarship Opportunity to Attend Virtual Nursing Home Infection Prevention and Control Training

Topics to be addressed in the four-part webinar series include risk assessment and plan development, surveillance and NHSN reporting, hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, occupational and resident health, facility-acquired infections, cleaning and disinfection, and antimicrobial stewardship.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Respiratory Viruses on the Rise Across the Country – Resources to Be Proactive

With seasonal influenza, COVID-19, and RSV activity remaining elevated in most parts of the country, LeadingAge NY shares several resources to help members be proactive.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

New DOH Advisory Recommends Masking in Healthcare and Residential Facilities

Members are encouraged to read the advisory in its entirety and share with members of your team.

4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on New RSV and Varicella Reporting Requirements

Members advised to review Dec. 20th advisory.

4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: NYS Department of Health Commissioner Declares Influenza Prevalent in the State
5 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Influenza Declared No Longer Prevalent in the State

With the Health Commissioner’s declaration, the requirement that certain personnel unvaccinated for the current influenza season wear a surgical or procedure mask while in areas where patients or residents may be present is no longer in effect.

5 days ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CMS Requires Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes

New QSO-24-08-NH incorporates Enhanced Barrier Precautions into infection control procedures for MDROs, aligning with nationally accepted standards.

1 month ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Level 3 SAMS Security Access Now Required for All NHSN Users

To complete the upgrade to Level 3 access and resume reporting capabilities, NHSN users should email nhsn@cdc.gov with the subject line “Enhancing Security Data – Level 3.”

2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Issues Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance for General Public

The new guidance for the general public recommends that people with respiratory virus symptoms stay home and away from others until at least 24 hours after both resolution of fever and overall symptoms are getting better. The updated guidance does not apply to nursing homes and other health care settings, where pre-existing COVID-19 guidance continues to apply.

2 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH, NYSOFA Issue Reminder on Importance of Respiratory Virus Immunization

The reminder offers information and resources to assist organizations in their efforts to encourage older adults to obtain all three respiratory virus vaccines, as appropriate and in consultation with an individual’s doctor/health care provider.

3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH/NYSOFA Advisory: Urging Older New Yorkers to Get All Three Respiratory Vaccines
3 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Be Prepared: Respiratory Illnesses and Infection Prevention and Control Webinar

Webinar scheduled for Jan. 25th from 1-2:30 p.m.

4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: DOH Recommends Masking in Healthcare and Residential Facilities
4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: New RSV and Varicella Reporting Requirement Alert
4 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: Mpox Cases Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission
5 months ago
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