DSOH FAQs on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Temporary Restraining Order: Religious Exemptions (9/14/21)
Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers (DOH 8/26/21)
HCP Regulatory Timetable (PDF 8/24/21)
Keep Your HCS Contact Information Up-to-date! The Health Commerce System (HCS) is used by the Department of Health (DOH) to communicate important and time-sensitive information to health care providers.
Cuomo Pandemic-Related Executive Orders (all Expired as of 7/5/21)
GET INVOLVED: NYS Opportunities to assist with pandemic efforts
NYSDOH Home and Community-Based Care Providers
NYS Health Care Workers
General NYS Guidelines
Business Related COVID-19 Webinars
COVID-19 Health Care Related Webinars
The following questions can be directed as follows:
March 27, 2020 - The New York State Department of Health has updated a special edition of the Medicaid Update, originally issued March 10, 2020, featuring New York State Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). This Medicaid Update can be found at: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2020/index.htm.
July 2021 Medicaid Update Special Edition for Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency can be found here.
NYS Medicaid COVID-19 Vaccine Billing (NYSDOH July 2021)
DOH guidance and resources for the public and providers can be found at the following links:
Information for Health Care Providers (NYSDOH)
COVID-19 Home Page (NYSDOH)
NYS HERO Act
OSHA COVID-19 Health Care ETS
Public and Private Facilities Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance (NYS DOH 5/10/21)
NYS DEC List of Disinfectants (8/6/21)
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 in Home Health Agencies (CMS 3/10/20)
Universal Use of Eye Protection (NYSDOH 11/24/20)
Options when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in Short Supply or Not Available, download. (NYSDOH 4/2/2020)
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 by Hospice Agencies (CMS 3/9/20)
Is your agency experiencing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?
If so, contact your local Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
For those with N95 fit-tested employees (with access to N95 respirators), OSHA has temporarily removed the requirement for annual fit testing. Initial fit testing is still required. Citations will not be issued as long as the other OSHA-required components of a respiratory protection plan are met (i.e., medical evaluation, initial fit testing, etc.). Read more about this and view the full list of continued OSHA requirements.
Home Care Worker Financial Resources
Child Care Assistance: NYS Essential Worker Scholarship
Excluded Workers Fund
Recordings from the Provider Update Calls can be found here.
HCP Provider members have generously shared their customizable tools for best practices during COVID-19
COVID-19 Patient Screening Questionnaire
General COVID-19 Guidance Document
Nurse Guidance for Patient Screening
Sample Disaster Protocol for Home Care COVID 19
Sample Essential Personnel Letter for Aides