Guidance From Littauer on COVID 19

Guidance From Littauer on COVID 19

Nathan Littauer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline:

(518) 773-5238

New York State Vaccination Hotline for
Eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX

To find out if you are eligible for vaccination, visit New York State’s website at:… Enter your information, and see if you are eligible for the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are looking to be tested for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, visit New York State’s test site locator on their website here to find the closest testing site near you:

Additionally, here are the numbers to local public health departments:

Fulton County Public Health Department – (518) 736-5720

Montgomery County Public Health Department – (518) 853-3531

Hamilton County Public Health Department – (518) 648-6497…/coronavirus-covid-19

We are committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and employees. Our preparations involve ensuring we are equipped to respond to any potential cases in our area. We are continuing to work closely with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments to actively monitor and respond to this dynamic situation.


Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia

If you develop these symptoms please call your primary care provider before seeking treatment in person, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing others. A provider will talk to you on the telephone, give advice for caring for yourself at home or pave the way to a full coronavirus workup. 

The CDC states that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, click here.

Protect Yourself

Regular hand washing remains one of the best defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, including seasonal flu. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Protect Others

At this time, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is currently under visitor restrictions.

To learn more about Littauer’s visitation guidelines, click here for our Nursing Home restrictions, and here for our hospital.

If you are sick, avoid contact with people and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve (not your hands) or a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Helpful Resources

NYSDOH: Novel Coronavirus

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC: What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NYS COVID-19 County Tracker

County Health Department Contact Information

County  Phone Number
Albany (518) 447-4580
Clinton (518) 565-4840
Columbia (518) 828-3358
Essex (518) 873-3500
Franklin (518) 481-1710
Fulton (518) 736-5720
Greene (518) 719-3600
Hamilton (518) 648-6497
Herkimer (315) 866-6879
Lewis (315) 376-5433
Montgomery (518) 853-3531
Oneida (315) 798-5748
Rensselaer (518) 270-2655
Saratoga (518) 584-7460
Schenectady (518) 386-2810
Schoharie (518) 295-8382
Warren (518) 761-6580
Washington (518) 746-2400

You may question whether you should attend an appointment with your PCP or our Specialist offices for routine or follow up care that is not related to a respiratory illness.

Our plan is to deter respiratory sick calls from our offices during this time.  You will be safe attending your regular visits.

Should the county, state or nationwide advice on this change, we will change our policy to conform and we will notify you.  

Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps INC. Generously Donates to Nathan Littauer

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Last month, 2020, Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps INC. (JAVAC) made a $25,000.00 donation to Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home. The donation was made to aid the hospital in our fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. Included with JAVAC’s donation was a letter that stated:

This donation is to be used towards the purchase of a ventilator and/or supplies needed for the hospital to fight the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic . . . on behalf of JAVAC, thank you and your staff for the support during a very difficult time. We hope this donation will make a difference in the treatment of COVID-19 patients now, and in the future.”

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is extremely grateful for all donations given to the organization. Executive Director of the Nathan Littauer Foundation, Geoffrey Peck explains:

“JAVAC’s volunteer and paid staff displayed selfless community commitment for decades. As a chapter of area history closes, JAVAC once again has served our community by helping Littauer fight the COVID-19 virus.”

Donations can be made to Nathan Littauer Hospital by contacting the Nathan Littauer Hospital Foundation Coordinator, Kelly Colby, at: (518) 773-5505. You may also make a contribution online by visiting the organization’s website at:


About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74 bed acute care hospital with an 84 bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home Gifted $2 Million Dollars to Aid in Fight Against Coronavirus

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home received $2,048,000.00 in funding allocated by Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Signed into law March 27, the legislation is designed to help rural hospitals like Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home.

“Nathan Littauer would like to thank the efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer,” stated Michael Ostrander, Chief Financial Officer for Littauer.  He added, “We are grateful people are looking out for rural hospitals like Littauer. Our response to COVID is encompassing and comprehensive employing a tremendous amount of resources. From a financial perspective, we have done everything we can to support our medical team. We will continue to do so. However, a response to a global pandemic was not a part of our strategic plan. The CARES act gives us a needed injection of capital to continue our fight.”

Littauer believes the CARES Act is an important first step forward. However, we believe more will need to be done to support rural healthcare providers as we deal with the unprecedented challenge of this virus. We have endured unbudgeted healthcare related expenses and some lost revenues from halted elective surgeries. Many of our expenses are not reimbursed and are directly attributable to COVID-19. As we learn more about this virus, we understand we may still see a substantial patient surge of COVID positive patients.

Our goal as an organization is to remain independent while we serve this unique community. Most importantly, this funding will help the patients we gratefully serve. We would like to thank all entities involved with the CARES Act as we do our important work during this pandemic.