COVID-19: Information for Providers

Updated Guidance

Guidance for Health Care Facilities

For guidance for specific types of health care facilities, see our COVID-19: Resources for Health Care Facilities page.

Offer Testing for COVID-19

Prioritize testing for people who:

  • Have new signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  • Had close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the past two weeks
  • Work or live in a congregate residential setting, such as a nursing home, shelter or adult care facility

Prompt diagnosis of COVID-19 can particularly benefit patients with greater risk of severe disease, including Latino and Black people, older adults and people with underlying health conditions.

When conducting testing, include the patient’s phone number, if available, on the specimen submission form. NYC’s Test and Trace Corps will contact the patient if SARS-CoV-2 is detected. If you do not offer testing, refer people to the NYC testing website to find a testing location near them.

Upcoming Webinar for Providers

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, at 1 p.m.
Registration: Register through WebEx

NYC Health Alerts and Advisories


Next NYC COVID-19 Provider Webinar

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, at 1 p.m.
Registration: Register through WebEx

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New York State COVID-19 Webinars

CME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership

NYC Health + Hospitals is accredited by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Webinars have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the MSSNY through the joint providership of NYC Health + Hospitals and the NYC Department of Health. NYC Health + Hospitals designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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