To ensure integrity statewide in data reporting related to COVID-19 and influenza, NYSDOH has announced an emergency regulation to increase testing in all patients with known exposure or symptoms. The mandate includes postmortem testing in specific scenarios within 48 hours of death.
A NYSDOH advisory outlines updated requirements for healthcare personnel returning to work after COVID-19 exposure and/or infection.
Amended guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health directs hospitals and healthcare facilities to test patients for COVID-19 five days prior to an elective surgery.
A New York State Department of Health advisory says it is critical for medical providers to continue delivering services, specifically routine preventive and follow-up care, during the COVID-19 pandemic.