SHIN-NY COVID-19 Test Alerts: Critical Tool in the Fight

New York is slowly emerging from the worst public health crisis in modern history, where our healthcare system had to immediately transform, pivot, and stay prepared for whatever developments were ahead.

SHIN-NY alerts to providers about COVID-19 test results have proven valuable in the fight against the pandemic.

Across the state, over 2 million alerts about COVID-19 positive test results have been sent to providers between March and June. These alerts helped to inform the treatment and management of almost 250,000 COVID-19 positive New Yorkers. Roughly 85% of these alerts were delivered within the downstate region, the area hit hardest by the pandemic.