State Guidance Extends Emergency-Era Telehealth Allowances
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State Guidance Extends Emergency-Era Telehealth Allowances

Late last week and throughout the weekend, the state Department of Health came out with a set of guidance documents extending the continuity of telehealth service allowances now that the state’s declared emergency for COVID-19 has ended. (more…)

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COVID-19 Briefs for June 7, 2021

The following are COVID-19 Briefs for June 7, 2021.

NYSIIS/CIR: The state Department of Health (DOH) has posted reminders about submitting vaccine information to the NYS Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) or Citywide Immunization Registry/CIR (for NYC providers) and the use of the Excelsior Pass.  (more…)

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COVID-19 Briefs for June 1, 2021 

The following are COVID-19 briefs for June 1, 2021.

Paid Leave for Vaccine Recovery: On May 27, Governor Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Labor will be issuing guidance to all employers that any necessary recovery period from the COVID-19 vaccine is covered under the state’s Paid Sick Leave Law. More information is here.  (more…)

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COVID-19 Vaccination Briefs for May 17, 2021

CDC Guidance Eases Mask Restrictions: On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the easing of indoor mask restrictions for fully vaccinated people except for certain crowded indoor settings. Masks are still required in health care settings, and the Cuomo Administration is also still reviewing the guidance to determine whether to adopt it in New York State.

“We have received the newly revised guidance from the CDC regarding mask wearing and social distancing for those with vaccinations and are reviewing them in consultation with Dr. Zucker and our partners and health experts in surrounding states,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. (more…)

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COVID-19 Briefs for May 3, 2021

DOH Again Modifies Return-to-Work Guidance: The state Department of Health (DOH) has updated its “Interim Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure — Including Quarantine and Furlough Requirements for Different Healthcare Settings” here.    (more…)

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