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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates

CDC has released a “ Frontline Staff Toolkit for Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities . ” This new resource highlights the importance of infection prevention and control practices in outpatient dialysis facilities to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Staff who are having frequent patient interactions and providing direct care in outpatient hemodialysis facilities are encouraged to watch and learn more about everyday infection prevention practices, as well as some additional practices that are essential during COVID-19. These brief educational videos can be viewed as a set or in segments as time allows:
 
Tips for Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities during COVID-19:
 
This toolkit is intended to be used along with other COVID-19 dialysis specific resources   and ongoing activities within your clinic.

 A list of CDC key documents and practical tools is below for your reference.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

  • 5/8/2020 Weekly NYC DOHMH Update on COVID-19 for NYC Healthcare Providers Register
  • 4/10 COVID-19 Social Distancing and Face Covering Link
  • 4/1 HAN #9 Conserve all Personal Protective Equipment NOW Link
New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)

  • NEW 4/26 Protocol for COVID-19 Testing Applicable to All Health Care Providers and Local Health Departments Link
  • NEW 4/26 COVID-19 Serology Testing Availability and Guidelines Link
  • 4/15 Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak Link
  • 4/10 Guidance for retail stores to implement dedicated shopping hours for seniors and people with vulnerable illnesses Link
  • 4/7 Health Advisory: COVID-19 Guidance for Dialysis Treatment Link
  • 4/2 Options When PPE in Short Supply Link
Network Support: 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline

The IPRO ESRD Network of New York is available to support you 24-hours, 7-days a week. Please call our dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 516-209-5578 to report impact, discuss positive cases, concerns/needs, reporting questions, or to request support and resources. Our team is also accessible to provide technical assistance or guidance during this public health emergency. 

Visit the Network's website for up-to-date information on CMS and CDC guidelines, alerts, educational resources, and stakeholder/community webinars.