HCA Makes Recommendations at Emergency Prep Workshop with State Officials

At an August 11 emergency preparedness workshop – held by the state Department of Health (DOH) Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP) – The Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) and peer associations each provided information on best practices by their members during the COVID-19 pandemic. OHEP intends to share these practices with its staff and use them in its own emergency preparedness planning. (more…)


President Trump Signs Executive Orders to Extend Federal Relief and Other COVID-19 Updates

On Saturday evening, President Donald J. Trump signed four executive actions that would: extend unemployment benefits; prevent residential evictions and foreclosures; assist with student loans; and suspend the collection of payroll taxes.

Federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questioned the constitutionality of these actions amid a stalemate on negotiations over the next coronavirus aid package. (more…)


COVID-19 Briefs for July 27, 2020

The federal COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended another 90 days. It was set to expire on July 25.

Alex Azar, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services signed the extension last week (July 23), putting the new expiration date in late October. (more…)


COVID-19 Briefs for July 13, 2020 

State DOH Issues Return to Work Guidance 

As announced in a member alert last week, the state Department of Health (DOH) released guidance on revised protocols for home care and other health care personnel to return to work following COVID-19 exposure or infection.   (more…)


COVID-19 Updates for the Week Ending June 21, 2020

What follows are the most salient COVID-19 updates for HCA members as of the week ending June 21, 2020.

This is a weekly digest of new information as well as briefs that may have already been provided to home and community-based organizations via e-mail alert throughout the past week. (more…)

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