Alert: Adult Care Facility and Nursing Home Required COVID-19 Testing Plans: Please Review Immediately

Jackie Pappalardi Lisa Volk Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

Dear Adult Care Facility and Nursing Home Administrators and Leadership:

Per Executive Order 202.30 (attached) all NYS ACFs and NHs are required to submit a plan, by May 13, 2020, to assure all staff are tested for COVID-19.

A survey has been developed in the HERDS application on the Health Commerce System. Submission of this survey is due by 5:00 pm on May 13, 2020 and constitutes submission of your facility COVID-19 testing plan.

The name of the survey activity is: "COVID-19 Testing Plan.  The is a form to be used by ACFs and a form to be used for NHs when you select the survey activity under Data Entry.

Please be sure that when staff complete the survey that they save and SUBMIT the survey. Unless the survey is submitted the NYSDOH cannot see your responses in HERDS reports and CANNOT credit your survey as completed.

For questions, please send email to:


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

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Director, Special Projects and Educational Development
518-462-4800 x20