OMH Housing Providers are Exempt from the 75% Staff Reduction Rules

OMH Housing providers are considered to be essential services and are exempt from the 75% staff reduction rules, including your administrations,  which we verified with OMH.  See the official guidance below:

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

  • nursing homes, or residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities
  • homeless shelters and congregate care facilities
  • human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support

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