COVID-19 UPDATES

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VACCINATIONS

Northwell Coronavirus Digital Resource Center

Suffolk County

Covid-19 Vaccinations at Suffolk County Community College – Make an Appointment

NYC Vaccine Finder : Vaccine finder search by zipcode - requires need a city address to register with (Home or Work).

MSSNY: Vaccine Release Schedule by County

Phased Distribution of the Vaccine - Phase 1A

Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1A are:

  • High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff

Beginning January 4, 2021: 

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
  • All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • This includes, but is not limited to,
    • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
    • Registered Nurses
    • Specialty medical practices of all types
    • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
    • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
    • Physical Therapists and their staff
    • Optometrists and their staff
    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides

Beginning January 11, 2021:

  • Home care workers
  • Hospice workers
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) PROVIDER UPDATES

2020 DOH MEDICARE UPDATES

CMS PODCAST AND TRANSCRIPTS

THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)

TELEHEALTH INCLUDING TELEPHONIC

The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) has created a video education series on Telemedicine, including such important topics as Setting Up Free Telemedicine for your Patients, Implementing Telemedicine into your Practice and more. CLICK HERE to view the videos.

If you are using Zoom for teleconferencing, please CLICK HERE to read the FBI report on “zoom-bombing” which is on the increase.

PATIENT WITH COUGH, SOB, FEVER

  • Have patients call ahead before coming to the practice
  • Place visible signs at the entrance
  • Pre-screen patient before entering the facility
  • Use PPE – N95 mask, gown, eye protection, and gloves
  • Facemask on the symptomatic patient can reduce exposure