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Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
New York Forward
New York State’s information about re-opening with guidelines for industries identified in PHASE I and safety plan templates to prepare for reopening, including essential construction businesses.
Please review Frequently Asked Questions here.
“Effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance.”
4/26/20 Updated Interim Guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments
4/21/20 Discontinuation of Isolation for Patients with COVID-19 Who Are Hospitalized or in Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes, or Other Congregate Settings with Vulnerable Residents
Please see attached guidance from DOH regarding updated guidelines for discontinuation of isolation for patients with Covid-19. The most important change involves the non-test based strategy for discontinuing isolation, which extends the recommended isolation period from 7 to 14 days. This guidance may be relevant in hospital psychiatric inpatient units.
04/12/20 Face Coverings: Frequently Asked Questions
3/27/20 MRT Supportive Housing Guidance
- Use of Telephone and Two-way Video Technology by OMH-Licensed, Funded or Designated Providers and Clients Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Self-Attestation of Compliance to Offer Telemental Health Services 14 NYCRR Section 596
4/13/20 Documentation Guidance for Adult and Children’s Residential Programs Regarding Emergency Response to COVID-19
4/11/20 Revised: COVID-19 Infection Control Guidance for OMH Residential and Site-Based Programs
4/11/20 Guidance for Implementation of Executive Order 202.13 Provisions Regarding Background Checks
3/27/20 State Aid Contracting with OMH during the COVID-19 State of Emergency Webinar for Direct Contract Providers
3/25/20 FAQs from Supportive Housing Providers RE: COVID-19
3/13/20 OMH Letter from Dr. Sullivan to Providers
3/19/20 Supplemental Guidance Regarding Use of Telehealth for People Served in OMH-Licensed or Funded Residential Programs During the Disaster Emergency
3/20/20 Letter from Dr. Sullivan on Essential Business
3/20/20 Guidance for State Aid Funded Contracts
3/23/20 - COVID-19 Disaster Emergency FAQ
3/16/20 - Managing Anxiety During COVID-19
4/27/20 Importance of Consulting the OASAS Regional Office Any Changes to Approved Budgets
"Effective April 27, 2020, any fiscal actions that providers take unilaterally, and without the prior approval of OASAS will be subject to disallowance until ultimately reviewed and approved. For example, if hazard pay has been implemented and OASAS was not consulted, the amount expended until approval is obtained will not be an allowable expense on provider's 2020 final claims."
3/25/20 Guidance on Regulatory Relief Related to COVID-19
3/25/20 Child Care Subsidy Program Information for Local Social Services Districts in Response to COVID-19
3/25/20 RHY Temporary Variance Form
March 2020 Guidance for NYS Office of Children and Family Services Programs