2019 Novel Coronavirus
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (2020). 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Home and Community Healthcare Workers.
This document provides guidance to home healthcare workers and others providing care to individuals in residences or community settings. It provides background information on COVID-19 and its symptoms, describes precautions, lists planning actions, and describes personal protective equipment and mental health considerations. The final page offers protocols for calling ahead of a visit, what to do on the day of a visit, and what to do if someone in the residence is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.