Dear Valued Partner,

We understand that COVID19 has had significant and far-reaching impacts on all aspects of living, including broad shifts in workplace operations, culture, and benefits. Smola Consulting is continuing to monitor pandemic trends and explore resources to share best practices, raise public awareness, and support and advocate worksite vaccination efforts. As the COVID19 situation changes daily, we understand the challenge of staying current with evolving virus pathology and regulatory changes. As such, we have complied a collection of local and national resources outlined below.

Further, Smola Consulting is monitoring the situation closely as it relates to your workplace, family and community and will provide updates as they become available. The Smola team will maintain in close contact with and in support of our partners, vendors and leaders in our community as it relates to vaccination initiatives that impact our clients and their employees.

Thank you,

The Smola Consulting Team

New York | Covid-19 Vaccine (ny.gov) – See if you may be eligible to receive the COVID19 vaccine

Find a Test Site Near You | Department of Health (ny.gov) – Search for a testing site near you

Phased Distribution of the Vaccine | COVID-19 Vaccine (ny.gov) – Information on the phased distribution of the COVID19 vaccine

COVID Zone Address Lookup (ny.gov) – Find COVID19 hot spots by address

NY County Public Health Offices – Immunization clinics, vaccination requirements, and media alerts for your county

Symptoms of Coronavirus | CDC – Updated list of COVID19 symptoms and resources

COVID-19 United States Cases by County – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (jhu.edu)  – Statistical trends, updates, and findings on COVID19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (who.int) – Technical guidance and advice for the public from the World Health Organization

IRS – Stance on Free Coronavirus Testing Under HDHP

Rt: Effective Reproduction Number – This site focuses on up-to-date values for something called Rt, “the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person”

COVID-19 (healthdata.org) – Effectively estimate when states can expect to see the end of the COVID19-related lockdown and daily updates with insights into the projected ventilator, ICU, and hospital bed needs in comparison with the number of expected cases

The Data | The COVID Tracking Project – Detailed information regarding the number of cases, PCR tests, antibody tests, hospitalization, and outcome of all 50 U.S. states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia

Coronavirus: Information for Consumers and Small Businesses | Department of Financial Services (ny.gov) – Guidance on Essential Business and Federal CARES Act

Understanding COVID-19 | MVP Health Care – Worksite tools, resources, and information on COVID19

Coronavirus | News | Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (excellusbcbs.com) – Worksite tools, resources, and information on COVID19

COVID-19 Vaccines | Univera Healthcare (theuniveradifference.com) – Worksite tools, resources, and information on COVID19