ALERT: Nursing Home and Adult Care Facility HERDS Survey Due Daily at 3PM

Jackie Pappalardi and Lisa Volk

This is to advise all nursing homes and adult care facilities statewide that the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) is requiring the completion of HERDS survey no later than 3 p.m. daily with no exceptions until further notice. 

Questions on the survey will include information to assess: 

• Total Capacity

• Total In-house census

• Number of residents with:

  • Suspected COVID-19
  • Confirmed COVID-19
  • Number of residents who were tested for COVID-19 with negative results 

• Number of residents:

  • On isolation while test pending
  • Quarantined
  • Hospitalized 

Lastly, please ensure that all roles in the Communication Directory are up to date with working telephone numbers and email addresses. 


Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15