In 2020, QUALITYstarsNY issued an emergency addendum to temporarily change evidence requirements for some QUALITYstarsNY Program Standards during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since many programs are still facing immense challenges due to COVID-19, QUALITYstarsNY has extended its emergency addendum to stay in effect until the end of 2021.

All programs going through either their first rating or re-rating that submit their Standards Inventory before December 31, 2021 will be scored based on the temporary changes in effect under the COVID-19 Standards addendum. 

You can find the COVID-19 Emergency Changes Addendum on the first page of the downloadable versions of our Quality Standards available on our website.

If you are a current participant going through the rating process and have any questions about how these temporary changes impact your evidence gathering for the Standards Inventory process, please contact your Quality Improvement Specialist.