We'd like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all that you are contributing especially during these pressing times. Please see below updates on some of the changes we have made, and COVID-19 info.
- We have limited visitors at our offices to pick-up supplies only.
- Our administrative staff is available during our regular business hours via phone, email, and text.
- Home Care Personnel are considered Essential Personnel and exempt from the lockdown. Carry your Hamaspik ID card with you at all times. If you do not have an ID card or your card is expired, reach out to your coordinator immediately.
Information About How COVID-19 Spreads:
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
- People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
- Spread before people show symptoms may be possible.
General Infection Prevention Strategies:
We encourage you to routinely employ infection prevention strategies to reduce transmission of all common respiratory viruses:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (in the absence of a tissue, cough or sneeze into your shirt sleeve or bent arm).
- Keep your hands clean (wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds).
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
More info regarding COVID-19 can be found at:
NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065.
New York State Department of Health’s COVID-19 Webpage:
Local Health Department Contact Information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Webpage: