COVID-19 Tully Hill Policy Update Effective 6/25/20

Cathy Palm
Cathy Palm
June 25, 2020

The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a quarantine order that requires all individuals returning to either of these 3 states from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact with the identified state (provided on the date an individual enters into NY State the identified state met the criteria for the quarantine).  The policy took effect at 12:01 a.m. June 25th.

The quarantine order also applies to New Yorkers returning home from the states on the list. 

The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel.

Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or lay-overs for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.

Effective 7/14/20, the list of 23 affected states includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.  We will update this list of affected states weekly (see below for updated list).

In New York individuals violating the quarantine order could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine, and fines up to $10,000.

Tully Hill Intake staff will immediately begin screening potential patients to determine if they are subject to the Travel Quarantine Order prior to scheduling an evaluation appointment.

In addition, Tully Hill employees returning from travel to an impacted state will be subject to the Travel Quarantine Order and will not be allowed to return to work during the 14-day quarantine period.  

Thank you for continuing to stay informed of the COVID-19 policies in effect at Tully Hill, as we continue to maintain the safety and well-being of our patients and staff.

Effective: 7/15/2020

Affected States:

Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Idaho

Kansas

Louisiana

Minnesota

Mississippi

New Mexico

North Carolina

Nevada

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Wisconsin

Cathy Palm

Executive Director

Cathy Palm has served as the Executive Director for Tully Hill Chemical Dependency Treatment Center since 1996. Ms. Palm is one of 7 founding board members actively involved since 1989. Under her leadership, a 2.2 million dollar capital campaign raised 1.6 million dollars which enabled Tully Hill Corporation to purchase their current facilities on October 31, 2003. Ms. Palm is also a founding board member of the Tully Hill Foundation, which raises funds exclusively for the Tully Hill Corporation. Ms. Palm continues to provide leadership to meet the challenges of a dynamic healthcare marketplace. Ms. Palm currently serves on the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board of Directors, where she has served since 2000. She was elected Chair of the NAATP Board in May 2009 to 2011. She also serves on the NAATP PAC Board.