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Infectious Disease Resources

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

Infectious Disease Resources

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

Infectious Disease Resources

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

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Issues Guidance for Testing and Management of Nursing Home Residents with Respiratory Symptoms

The guidance provides practices that should be considered when COVID and influenza are co-circulating. It may also be applied in assisted living settings.

7 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Guidance: Testing and Management Considerations for Nursing Home Residents with Acute Respiratory Illness Symptoms when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Viruses are Co-circulating
8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Reminders of Various Vaccination Requirements and Reporting

DOH-regulated providers are reminded of various long-standing and newer requirements.

8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Health Commissioner Issues Standing Order for Pharmacists to Administer RSV Vaccines to Those 60 and Older

Adults age 60 and older are encouraged to get the vaccine.

8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Releases New Key Resources on Respiratory Viruses for LTC Settings

With some of the most vulnerable populations at risk during the upcoming respiratory illness season, it is imperative that facilities make proactive efforts to prevent severe illness and outbreaks.

9 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Health Advisory: RSV Cases on the Rise; Time for Preventative Action Is Now

In anticipation of the onset of the 2023-24 RSV season, the CDC is encouraging preparation through implementation of new RSV prevention options.

10 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Issues Predictions for Fall Respiratory Season, Schedules Upcoming COCA Call

The CDC predicts a moderate COVID wave and typical waves of flu and RSV this respiratory disease season, but warns that a strain on the health care system could be possible depending on various factors. To assist clinicians, the CDC will be holding a COCA Call to update providers on Wed., Sept. 19, 2023 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

10 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on New RSV and Varicella Reporting Requirements

Members advised to review Dec. 20th advisory.

6 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

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

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on Mpox Cases Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission

Members encouraged to review advisory and send any questions to mpox@health.ny.gov.

1 year ago

Infectious Disease Resources

Walgreens to Offer Vaccine Clinics for Staff and Residents at Long Term Care Facilities

LeadingAge National reports that Walgreens is offering to provide vaccination clinics in long term care facilities, in an effort to increase vaccine uptake among nursing home staff.

8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

New Infectious Disease Resources for LTC Providers

The federal ASPR has updated its handbook for long-term care communities on infectious disease outbreaks, and the NY Medical Directors Association is offering free coaching to nursing home leaders on prevention, control, and treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH to Post Weekly Flu Reports During 2023-2024 Season

Influenza not yet declared prevalent in NYS.

8 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Advisory: Influenza Surveillance and Reporting Requirements, 2023-2024
9 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

New Vaccination Decision-Making Tool for 2023 Respiratory Season Now Available

Tool provides vaccine coadministration strategies based on various scenarios.

9 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

CDC Advisory: Increased RSV Activity in Parts of the Southeastern United States: New Prevention Tools Available to Protect Patients
10 months ago

Infectious Disease Resources

DOH Issues Advisory on Listeria Associated with Soft Serve Ice Cream in Long Term Care Facilities

The CDC is investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to kosher soft serve ice cream and advising long term care facilities, hospitals, and other institutions to not serve any flavors of “Soft Serve On The Go” ice cream cups.

10 months ago
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