HERDS SURVEY COVID- 19 Testing Plan for NH’s and ACF’s

Amy Kennedy and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

DOH announced in a meeting late yesterday, that they were releasing a HERDS survey to assist Nursing Home and ACF providers with the development of a testing plan for all facility staff in order to be in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.30. The HERDS survey was posted on the Health Alert Network yesterday and NYSHFA | NYSCAL is also distributing a copy to you which is attached (ACF | SNF). NYSCAL has a meeting with DOH this morning in which it was indicated that once a facility completes the HERDS survey, they will be considered as being compliant with submitting their plan. DOH indicated that providers wishing to include additional information about their plan that is not on the HERDS Survey will be able to do this. Where to submit the additional information will be in one of the FAQs that the Department has stated will be issued today. The FAQs will contain information that will answer some of your questions and they have indicated that they will continue to issue additional FAQs. Once we are aware that the FAQs have been issued, we will alert our members.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Amy Kennedy
Executive Director, NYSCAL
518-462-4800 x17

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