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  • Hi Dr. Corconan, Unfortunately there is a huge amount that appears to be unfair and somewhat illogical about the vaccine rollout. We would certainly agree that veterinarians should have vaccine priority over office-workers who work from home. However ...

  • I just heard from a client that she and her roommate were able to make appointments for their vaccine at the end of the month -- they work for a school district, so they are considered 1b even though they are in administration with zero public contact. ...

  • The vaccination program is prioritized following the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control Their program divides the population into a number of groups, starting with 1a), 1b) 1c) and 2 New York State started to vaccinate the 1a) population ...

  • New York State has issued a guideline specifically related to essential workers returning to work after contact. An exposed essential worker who has had no symptoms or positive test may return to work but must self-monitor ...

  • I have not seen any guidelines from the New York State Department of Health that indicate that negative tests are acceptable to shorten quarantine for someone who tested positive or was in contact with someone carrying the infection. (But if someone finds ...

  • Ideally an exposed staff member should quarantine for the full 14 days from their last exposure to a positive case, or positive test. ( CDC recently changed the recommendation for quarantine to be only 10 days , and NYS Department of Health have ...

  • This would only be necessary if there is close contact between an employee and a client. Note that close contact is being within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more, which should not occur with curbside check-in. ...

  • This CDC chart shows that the post-quarantine transmission risk is reduced to 10% after 7 days, and falls away to nearly zero after 14 days. The new CDC recommendation of 10 days balances the 1% risk that remains against the view that the shorter ...

  • The staff member will have to isolate for at least 10 days in accordance with CDC guidance ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html ) and NY State guidance is currently 14 days of isolation. There is no ...

  • Isolation is required for people who have contracted Covid-19 and have displayed symptoms or have tested positive. Quarantine applies to people who have been "in close contact" with carriers of the virus. Close ...

  • With the Resurgence of COVID cases in our region, I thought I would reach out and ask if anyone has had any suspicious cases or confirmed cases of coal pit in dogs or cats. I have seen quite a few kennel cough cases recently, but none have had fever or ...

  • Free tools to help with curbside A couple of our NYSVMS commercial partners have come forward with some free tools to help members streamline curbside working. There are many more companies offering similar products, but these two will give ...