Professional Issues Forum on Health Care

professional issues forum on health care

The Professional Issues Forum on Health Care, originally scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been canceled.

More information below.

March 12, 2020

Dear Member:

Nothing is more important than the health, safety and well-being of our members and the people we serve.

As you know, New York State has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and therefore we have canceled the NYSUT Professional Issues Forum on Health Care and will visit the possibility of rescheduling at a later date. All conference fees will be refunded back to their original form of payment.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused however your safety is our top priority.

Please visit NYSUT’s resource page to help you find critical information to protect yourself, your families and the students in your care. You can find that information at

Finally, each of us has an important role to play in preventing the spread of germs:

  • Stay home, and keep your children at home when you or they are sick. This includes symptoms such as fever, cough/difficulty breathing and/or intestinal problems. Keep them home until their temperature is below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve (elbow) or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as door handles.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

The best strategy is to stay informed, follow basic precautions and reach out to your health care provider if you have concerns regarding the health of your family.

In solidarity,

Veronica Foley
NYSUT Assistant in Health & Safety and Health Care

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