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Health Advisory: COVID-19 Cases in Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities that involves EMS

Temperature checks are required for their administration, staff, visitors and EMS personnel. Anyone entering the nursing home or adult care facility is subject to COVID 19 screening as outlined in the guidance document linked below.

Please share with local and regional EMS as this guidance affects them when dropping off or picking up a patient at one of these facilities.

Compliance with this directive is not optional. It is required.

These facilities contain our most at risk population and we all, including but not limited to EMS, need to do our part to prevent spread inside these facilities as much as possible.

Daniel J. Clayton, BS, EMT-P

Chief, Operations Section

Bureau of Emergency Medical Services


New York State Department of Health

875 Central Avenue

Albany, NY 12206