COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

December 1, 2020 – 3% Wage Increase-Subject to Reimbursement Claim

New Guidelines for Travelers to New York State and Continued Exemption for Essential Workers

COVID-19 Update: October 30, 2020


Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Member Updates: August 28, 2020

CMS Update: Survey Process


2020-2021 Influenza Season

CMS and NYS funds for Communication Devices for Residents

Emergency Management – Heat Advisory

Respiratory Protection Program

CMS Memorandum 20-34 Five Star Rating System and Nursing Home Compare Update

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Update June 3, 2o2o

NYS DOH and NYS DOL – Guidance On Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave For Health Care Employees

NYSDOH DAL – Required COVID-19 Testing for all Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility Personnel

New York Law – Emergency Disaster Treatment Protection Act – EDTPA

NYSDOH DAL – Communication During COVID-19

NYSDOH Advisory – Discontinuing Transmission Based Precautions


Newsletter: December Edition

Newsletter: November Edition

Newsletter: October Edition

Newsletter: September Edition

Federal Point of Care Testing Equipment

Newsletter: August Edition

NYSDOH Advisory – Tropical Storm Isaias Guidance

NYSDOH Review PPE Notification

Newsletter: July Edition

Respiratory Protection Guide

NYC Department of Buildings Reopening Guidance – NYC Construction Activity

OSHA Hospital Respiratory Protection Toolkit

CMS Guidance: Resubmission of Medicare Claims 6/26/20

NYC Nursing Home Emergency Surge Staffing

CDC Guidance Resident Cohorting

DOH and DOL Communication: Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employers

DOH Communication: Preparing for Testing, PPE, and Collection of Samples

DOH Employee COVID-19 Testing Requirement Update

Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility Staff Testing Requirement

COVID-19 Lab Information

NYSDOH DAL – Required COVID-19 Testing for all Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility Personnel

COVID-19 Inservice Education Curriculum

Communication with NYS DOH and NYC DOHMH

Communication with Family and Residents

Emergency Communication Policy

Risk Communication Policy

DOH Survey Q&A

Encouraging Staff to Vaccinate

Policy & Procedure – Eye Protection

Sample Contact Tracing Policy COVID-19 Pandemic

CEMP PEP Plan and PEP Toolkit Template

Sample Contact Tracing Staff COVID-19

Sample Contact Tracing Resident COVID-19

Sample Visitor Fact Sheet

Sample Excel Visitor Log

Sample Visitation Policy & Procedure

Sample Activity/Rehab Policy & Procedure

Sample Respiratory Protection Program

Sample Policy & Procedure – Medically Necessary Consultant

Sample Cohorting Chart

Sample Policy & Procedure – June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Response and Updates

Policy & Procedure – Testing Staff for COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Letter – Employee

COVID-19 Test Result Sheet

Policy & Procedure – COVID-19 Response and Updates

Weekly Letter to Families

Facility Daily Messaging

Policy & Procedure – Paid Feeding Assistants COVID-19

Policy & Procedure – Therapeutic Activities During COVID-19

Policy & Procedure – 2019 Novel Coronavirus

August 20, 2020

We wanted to inform NYC Facilities of a learning opportunity.  CCLC is putting forward a webinar titled “Flu Vaccination During COVID + Citywide Immunization Registry.”  This webinar will be held on August 25th from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  Registration link, and additional information, can be found in the attachment.

August 19, 2020

Dear GNYHCFA Member,

Please register for this  NYSDOH Pandemic Emergency Plans Webinar ASAP.   We have been awaiting this key information from the NYSDOH.  The webinar is scheduled for Friday, August 21st  from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The registration link can be found within the attached PDF.

Thank you,


July 29, 2020

New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19

July 27, 2020

The NYS DOH informed facilities via letter on July 22, 2020 that they were utilizing HERDS data for PPE analysis.  The NYS DOH looked at facility information from April 19-27, 2020.  We are attaching the analysis results as some members have reported they did not receive directly.   In addition, if you have issues with data that does not match what your facility submitted to HERDS please email  You can include the Association in your correspondence.

Thank you

July 24, 2020

Visitation Clarification

July 6, 2020


June 30, 2020

NYS Travel Advisory and Exemptions

June 29, 2020

New DOH Guidance on the use of COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employees

June 29, 2020

CMS Guidance: Resubmission of Medicare Claims

Medicare Fee-for-Service Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus

June 25, 2020

NYS Nursing Home Testing Update

June 2, 2020

NYC Mayor DeBlasio has issued a Citywide Curfew that is in effect nightly, beginning tonight at 8:00 pm until 5:00 am on June 8th.  During this time, no persons or vehicles may be in public between the hours of 8:00pm and 5:00am.  Essential workers, including healthcare workers, are exempt from this curfew.

Please ensure that all staff who may be traveling during these hours travels with their work identification.  Additionally, it may be beneficial to supply your employees with a copy of the executive order (attached) and a letter from the facility indicating that they are working at the facility.

May 18, 2020

NYS DOH Updates – COVID-19 Employee Testing

DOH Testing and PPE