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2020 Health Advisory

ACP Annals: Update Alert

October 27, 2020

Update Alert: Use of N95, Surgical, or Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1)


ACP Annals: Update Alert # 3

October 27, 2020

Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings


ACP Annals: Update Alert # 5

October 27, 2020

Risks and Impact of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers on SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults



November 11, 2020

Based on Progress Controlling COVID Spread, Yellow Zone in Steuben County to be Removed

Port Chester Yellow Zone will Transition to Orange Warning Zone; New Yellow Precautionary Zones in Staten Island and Tioga County

Positive Testing Rate in All Focus Zone Areas is 4.96%; New York State Positivity Outside All Focus Zone Areas is 2.58%

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.93%

21 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday


NYC Health Advisory #14

May 14, 2020

Updated NYC Health Department COVID-19 Recommendations

Discontinuation of Isolation and Monitoring for People Who Are Asymptomatic; Isolation and Transmission-Based Precautions for People with COVID-19 Including Non-Hospitalized Patients, Residents and Patients in Special Settings, and People Who Are Immunocompromised

• Extended duration of self-monitoring and isolation for asymptomatic people and health care workers who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 with a molecular-based diagnostic test (e.g., rRT- PCR) is 10 days

• Updated minimum duration of isolation for non-hospitalized people with possible or confirmed COVID-19 extended from 7 to 10 days

• Discontinuing isolation and transmission-based precautions for people with possible or confirmed COVID-19 in special settings or who are immunocompromised

• Managing non-hospitalized persons who have a subsequent positive molecular COVID-19 test following an appropriate period of isolation


NYC Health Advisory #16

May 18, 2020

Updated Reporting Requirements for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (Formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome)

• Maintain vigilance for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and refer patients to specialty care promptly, including to critical care if warranted.

• Immediately report cases of possible MIS-C to the New York City Health Department’s Provider Access

Line: 866-692-3641.


NYC Health Advisory #17

May 29, 2020

2020 Health Advisory #17
Advise Patients When to Seek Essential Care and Plan to Expand In-Person Patient Services

Urge patients with severe symptoms due to any health condition to seek medical care promptly.

Prioritize essential medical care, patients at higher risk for poor health outcomes, and patients who cannot access telemedicine when re-opening or expanding current in-person clinical services.

Encourage patients who are not at increased risk of complications from COVID-19 to donate blood.


NYC Health Advisory #20

June 25, 2020

2020 Health Advisory #20

Updated Guidance for Health Care Personnel on Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19 and Work Restrictions Following Exposure

In addition to a face mask or higher level of respiratory protection, eye protection (goggles or face shield) is now advised during all clinical encounters.

Supply chain shortages of N95 respirators persist. Providers and facilities are encouraged to continue conservation measures.

Fourteen-day exclusion from work is recommended for asymptomatic health care personnel who were exposed to individuals with confirmed COVID-19 in healthcare settings.


NYC's COVID-19 Action Day: Sites For Testing, PPE Distribution

November 2020

Action Day


New York State-Wide Restrictions Effective Immediately

November 11, 2020

New statewide restrictions


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