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  • Alex Lipovtsev

DOHMH Health Alert #10: COVID-19 Updates for New York City


April 11, 2020

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has released its Health Alert #10, COVID-19 Updates for New York City - Face Mask Use Policy, Swab Shortage, Reporting COVID-19 Related Deaths and Crisis Communication Resources. The high level updates included in the Alert are as follows:

  • The number of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 in New York City continues to rise

  • New face mask policy for health care workers and other staff who work in health care facilities providing patient care

  • Serious shortage of swabs used for collecting upper respiratory specimens to diagnose COVID-19

  • How to report COVID-19 related deaths using eVital

  • Where to find critical care and crisis communication resources


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