COVID-19 Resources & Guidance

In order to make your search for up-to-date information simpler, we have compiled all official COVID-19 guidance and resources released to date. This page will be updated to include timely information as the crisis evolves.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Alternate Care Sites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Webpage Cleaning and Disinfecting Decision Tool Cleaning and Disinfection for Households Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers Contact Tracing : Part of a Multipronged Approach to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19 American Sign Language Video Series Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Immunocompromised Persons with COVID-19 Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Factsheet- How to Put On and Take Off PPE Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) General Business Frequently Asked Questions Groups at Higher Risk for Severe Illness Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment How Coronavirus Spreads How to Protect Yourself If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People With COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals Infection Control Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings Locations with Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, by WHO Region Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness Poster- How to Put On and Take Off PPE Prepare to Care for COVID-19: Get Your Practice Ready

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes

Quarantine and Isolation

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting (PDF)

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes Schools and Day Camps Spanish Communication Resources Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment Sequence for Putting On Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Symptoms of Coronavirus Symptom-Based Strategy to Discontinue Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Ten Ways Healthcare Systems Can Operate Effectively during the COVID-19 Pandemic Understanding the Difference: Surgical Masks and N95 Respirators Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 When & How to Wash Your Hands




New York State Department of Health (DOH)


2020 DOH Medicaid Updates Authorization of Community Based Long Term Services and Supports BULLETIN: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Contact Tracing Tool Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF) Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency (web) COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 4/15/20 COVID-19 Guidance for Health Homes 3/14/20 COVID-19 Guidance for Home Health Care Agencies and Hospice Providers 3/22/20 COVID-19 Guidance for Medicaid Providers COVID-19 Information for Providers COVID-19 Testing Overview Dental Health Care Settings Designated Children and Family Treatment and Support Services Providers Essential Workers Get Tested Flyer Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19 Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders Guidance for Resident and Family Communication in Adult Care Facilities (ACFs) and Nursing Homes (NHs) Health Advisory: COVID-19 and the Use of Cloth Face Coverings Health Advisory: COVID-19 Update For Local Health Department (LHD) Contact Investigations Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Hospital Operators Regarding Visitation Health Advisory: Options when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in Short Supply or Not Available Hospital Visitation Information for Healthcare Professionals Interim Containment Guidance and Precautionary Quarantine Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Non-Healthcare Settings Where Individuals Under Movement Restriction for COVID-19 are Staying Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19 Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak Interim Guidance on Home Care Services Regarding COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Large Gatherings and Public Spaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak Interim Guidance Protocol COVID-19 Testing Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy Medicaid Coverage through Your Local Department of Social Services during the Coronavirus Emergency Medicaid Telehealth Services During the Coronavirus Emergency New York State: Medicaid 1135 Waiver Request No Visitors Poster Nursing Home Transition and Diversion and Traumatic Brain Injury 1915c Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Impacted New Yorkers Protect Yourself and Your Family from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection Updated Interim Guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments Weekly Healthcare Provider Updates




New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)


Advisory: Hospital Discharges and Admissions to Certified Residential Facilities Article 16 Clinic Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Attestation of Participation in Interim Visitation Program at OPWDD Certified Residential Facilities Containment Measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19) training is now available in the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) COVID-19 Guidance for Family Care COVID-19 Guidance for Individualized Residential Alternatives, Community Residences and Private Schools COVID-19 Guidance for Providers on Essential Businesses COVID-19 Guidance for the Management of Intravenous Therapy in OPWDD Residential Residences “COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for Facilities Operated and/or Certified by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities” training available in Statewide Learning Management System COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Community Habilitation Services COVID-19: Interim Visitation Guidance for Certified Residential Facilities COVID-19 Notification & IRMA Requirements for OPWDD Providers COVID-19 Phone Reporting and Entry into the Incident Report and Management Application (IRMA) COVID-19 Procedures and Practices COVID-19 Refresher Training & Recertification COVID-19 Risk Stratified Enhanced Oversight Memorandum COVID-19 Suspension of Community Outings and Home Visits COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Day Program Services Direct Support Professionals Essential Executive Order 202.13 – Criminal Background Check Request Form (Justice Center) General Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Facilities or Programs Operated and/or Certified by OPWDD Guidance for Employees Related to COVID-19 Guidelines for Implementation of Quarantine and/or Isolation Measures at State-Owned and Voluntary Providers in Congregate Settings Health Advisory: COVID-19 Release From Home Isolation Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Day Habilitation Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Prevocational Services Interim Guidance Regarding Care Planning Activities Interim Guidance Regarding the Delivery of Services Through the Use of Telehealth Modalities in Facilities Certified or Operated by OPWDD Interim Guidance Regarding Modified Background Check Requirements for Existing and New Staff Members of OPWDD Operated and Certified Providers During COVID-19 Emergency Interim Guidance Regarding Modified Training and Recertifications to Address COVID-19 Emergency Response Interim Guidance Regarding Site Visits Operational Instructions for Agency Contact Tracing Performing Nursing Services and Duties Remotely in Residential Settings During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection Respiratory Illness Presumed COVID-19 Revised 4/10/20: Interim Guidance Regarding the Use of Telehealth/COVID-19 Revised Staff Guidance for the Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Facilities or Programs Operated and/or Certified by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (4/28/20) “Revised Staff Guidance for the Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Facilities or Programs Operated and/or Certified by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities” online training available in Statewide Learning Management System





Resources by Agency

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers (CDC)

COVID-19 Procedures and Practices (OPWDD)

Factsheet- How to Put On and Take Off PPE (CDC)

Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings (CDC)

Health Advisory: COVID-19 and the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

Health Advisory: Options when Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in Short Supply or Not Available (DOH)

Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment (CDC)

Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Personal Protective Equipment Burn Rate Calculator (CDC)

Poster- How to Put On and Take Off PPE (CDC)

Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission (CDC)

Sequence for Putting On Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (CDC)

Strategies for the Conservation of Respiratory PPE (DOHMH)

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment (CDC)

Understanding the Difference: Surgical Masks and N95 Respirators (CDC)

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 (CDC)




Staffing & Personnel Matters


Coping With Stress and Social Distancing During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak (DOHMH)

COVID-19 Refresher Training & Recertification (OPWDD)

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (CDC)

Direct Support Professionals Essential (OPWDD)

Discontinuation of In-Home Isolation for Immunocompromised Persons with COVID-19 (CDC)

Executive Order 202.13 – Criminal Background Check Request Form (Justice Center)

Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19 (DOH)

Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders (DOH)

Guidance for Employees Related to COVID-19 (OPWDD)

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Release From Home Isolation (OPWDD)

Health Advisory: Revised Protocols for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection (OPWDD)

Interim Guidance Regarding Modified Background Check Requirements for Existing and New Staff Members of OPWDD Operated and Certified Providers During COVID-19 Emergency (OPWDD)

Interim Guidance Regarding Modified Training and Recertifications to Address COVID-19 Emergency Response (OPWDD)

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (CDC)

Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Impacted New Yorkers (DOH)

Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection (DOH)

Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection (OPWDD)




Teleheath


Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF- DOH) Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency (web- DOH) Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth including Telephonic Services During the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF- DOH) COVID-19 Telephonic and Telehealth Services Available to Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services (3/28/20) (DOH) Interim Guidance Regarding the Delivery of Services Through the Use of Telehealth Modalities in Facilities Certified or Operated by OPWDD (OPWDD) MCCOP Tip Sheet: Interacting with Individuals During Virtual Appointments MCCOP Tip Sheet: Holding Virtual Appointments: Setting Up Your Technology Medicare Telehealth Page Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet (CMS) Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency (HHS) Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (CMS)





Resources by Topic

 

Webinars

Held On: May 29, 2020

COVID-19 Webinar: Self-Direction Services

On Friday, May 29th, OPWDD presented  “COVID-19 Webinar: Self-Direction Services,” which gave an overview of current information on the OPWDD Self-Direction service model during the COVID-19 Emergency. Topics that were covered include:

  • Remote delivery of services

  • Billing and budget modifications

  • Retainer payments for self-hired community habilitation staff

  • Staffing issues

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Click Here to View the Recording

Click Here to Download the PowerPoint

Click Here to Download the Transcript

Haga clic aquí para descargar la presentación en español

 
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