NYC Health Dept: Coronavirus Disease Guidance for Congregate Settings

April 6, 2020

AUTHORITY: The NYC Health Department

DATE PRODUCED: March 19, 2020

TYPE: Guidance/Protocol, Community Sample


  • How do I prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in congregate settings?
  • How should I use personal protective equipment in congregate settings?
  • What is isolation and what are the different types of space and housing used for it? 
  • How do I plan for pandemic response with our partners?
  • How do I screen people for COVID-19 symptoms?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: The New York State Department of Health issued guidance to help facilities prevent the spread of COVID-19, and develop readiness and response plans.