CANCELED: NH/ACF Weekly Staff Testing Webinars

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

DOH has just finalized the Week 7 NH/ACF Staff Testing Survey. There are no changes to the survey this week (besides changing the dates) and since many facilities have become familiar with the questions and format of the survey, we think we can save everyone time by cancelling our normally scheduled webinars for this week: association webinar (Tuesdays @ 5pm) and NH/ACF facilities webinar (Wednesday @ 10am). 

The survey will still be released (via IHAN alert through HCS) tomorrow, 7/1 at 9am. As always, the survey will close promptly Thursday, 7/2 at 5pm. 

All facilities will still receive the normal IHAN alerts:

  1. Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Reminder that Weekly STS will be released Tuesday at 9am and that the Weekly Webinar for this week has been cancelled
  2. Wednesday, July 1, 2020: 9am message with link to the survey
  3. Thursday, July 2, 2020: 12pm reminder that survey will close at 5pm 

Please remind your facilities of the following: 

  1. If they do not complete the survey, they will not receive Test Kits or PPE from NYS for the upcoming testing period
  2. If they do not receive a confirmation email, then the system did not log their survey submission
    • If resubmitting, refresh the webpage and re-enter the survey information
    • If problems persist, email DOH ASAP 

If you or your facilities have any questions, our team stands ready to help.  Please email either covidadultcareinfo@health.ny.gov or covidnursinghomeinfo@health.ny.gov as soon as a question or an issue appears, so that we can troubleshoot the problem together. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15