April 2020 Capitol Report: COVID-19 “Essential Personnel” Responsibilities Demand “Essential Personnel” Supports

HCA’s April 2020 edition of the Capitol Report for the New York State Legislature includes several news features and photos from HCA members fighting COVID-19 and supporting patients in the community.

Please make sure your legislative representatives have seen this month’s edition, especially if your agency is featured. In the April 2020 edition, we worked to show how providers are: deploying nurses to test for COVID-19, treating COVID-19 patients at home, volunteering to provide a solution for personal protective equipment supply chain and distribution problems, and deploying telehealth.

Our main takeaway message: home care has “essential personnel” responsibilities and it needs “essential personnel” supports.