January 07, 2022 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for Healthcare Settings
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
We are writing to follow up on our January 5, 2022 memorandum in which we advised you that the New York State Department of Health’s (“NYSDOH”) December 24, 2021 guidance concerning return-to-work following COVID-19 infection or exposure continued to apply to healthcare personnel, notwithstanding the NYSDOH’s issuance of subsequent guidance that superseded the December 24th guidance for other types of employees.
Since then, the NYSDOH has issued new guidance on this issue that expressly supersedes the December 24, 2021 guidance for “healthcare personnel” (“HCP”), which is defined as “all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including body substances (e.g., blood, tissue, and specific body fluids); contaminated medical supplies, devices, and equipment; contaminated environmental surfaces; or contaminated air.” HCP include, but are not limited to, “emergency medical service personnel, nurses, nursing assistants, home healthcare personnel, physicians, technicians, therapists, phlebotomists, pharmacists, students and trainees, contractual staff not employed by the healthcare facility, and persons not directly involved in patient care, but who could be exposed to infectious agents that can be transmitted in the healthcare setting (e.g., clerical, dietary, environmental services, laundry, security, engineering and facilities management, administrative, billing, and volunteer personnel).”
If you have any questions regarding the NYSDOH’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance, please contact Adam S. Ross (email@example.com), Alyssa L. Zuckerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of our other attorneys at 631-694-2300.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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