Sent to all dialysis facility leadership and disaster contacts in NY State with valid email addresses in CROWNWeb, and all Emergency partners and stakeholders in the Network Service Area.
American Society of Nephrologists (ASN)
COVID -19 in Dialysis Setting
Webinar Slides and Recording Available

Note: If you were not able to attend, please review the slides and recording of this excellent webinar discussing practical clinical guidance for treating and preventing COVID-19 in dialysis units.

MARCH 11, 2020: COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR FOR PROVIDERS OF DIALYSIS SERVICES. ASN conducted an informational webinar focusing on new COVID-19 guidance for dialysis facilities from CDC and a presentation on managing patients with COVID-19 who require dialysis. This 60-minute webinar explored the possible implications for patients receiving renal replacement therapy and the staff who care for them. The webinar addressed the unique challenges regarding facility preparation, maintaining infection prevention standards, and providing dialysis in the age of COVID-19. Please find webinar resources below.


Weekly Healthcare Provider Call and Q&A Session
Join the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for a call about COVID-19.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM EDT

For audio, please call 844-512-2950

March 10, 2020
CDC Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for
Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

Mandatory Reporting of COVID-19 Impact on Dialysis Facilities
(Persons in under investigation (PUI) and Confirmed Cases)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are requiring through the Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) that the ERSD Networks track and report daily any COVID-19 impact in dialysis facilities.

At this time, you DO NOT need to report if you have had NO IMPACT.

If you have any patients or staff that are being tested (PUI) or that are unable to access the dialysis facility due to voluntary 14 day isolation, or confirmed COVID-19. Please submit this brief online reporting form:

New York State
Health Commerce System
New York State dialysis providers should be receiving updates from the DOH via the  Health Commerce System . If your facility does not already have an active HC account (for NYPORTS) please see this website for instructions on creating an account: