NYC Advisory: Updated Guidance for Health Care Personnel on PPE for COVID-19
June 25, 2020
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has issued a health advisory with updated guidance for health care personnel on Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19 and work restrictions following exposure. Additional highlights:
In addition to a face mask or higher level of respiratory protection, eye protection (goggles or face shield) is now advised during all clinical encounters;
Supply chain shortages of N95 respirators persist. Providers and facilities are encouraged to continue conservation measures;
Fourteen-day exclusion from work is recommended for asymptomatic health care personnel who were exposed to individuals with confirmed COVID-19 in healthcare settings.
Please refer to Health Advisory #20 for additional information.