Dear Family and Designated Representative,
We are writing you at this time to provide you with an update on COVID-19 in the facility. We would like to notify you that we have completed the second round of outbreak testing, and we did not identify any new cases of COVID-19 among residents or the personnel.
The 3rd floor ONLY will remain on transmission-based precaution for at least 14 days and will be on quarantine until outbreak testing is completed and therefore only outdoor visitation is permitted. Outdoor visiting hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Outdoor visitation must be scheduled in advance by contacting Dluis@mchny.org. Residents receiving compassionate care visits can continue to have indoor visits.
The 4th and 5th floor will continue to have indoor visitation as previously reported during the hours of 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
During this time, please feel free to also schedule a virtual visit with your loved one by contacting Director of Recreation, Denise Luis-Herrera at email@example.com.
Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention:
We will continue screening all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions about and observations of signs or symptoms), and deny entry to those with signs or symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status). Hand hygiene will be reinforced (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred).
Face coverings or masks (covering mouth and nose) are required at all times while in the facility and social distancing of at least six feet between persons, in accordance with CDC guidance.
We are pleased with the progress we have made with employees’ and residents’ vaccination. Our current staff’s and residents vaccination rate is above national average but we are working to achieve 100% vaccination rate in as much as possible. As you may be aware, the NYSDOH has made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all nursing home personnel. The facility has adopted this regulation and as such, all personnel will need to get their first dose of the vaccine by September 27th and are required to be fully vaccinated by November 15th, 2021 or they will be terminated.
We would like to continue to encourage all visitors to get vaccinated. We must protect the most vulnerable population especially with the increase in the positivity rate in our area. We urge you to please get vaccinated and get tested frequently before visiting.
We continue to offer testing to visitors. Appointments must be made in advance by calling the front desk/reception from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Mondays through Fridays.
All Outdoor Visits are 1 hour long.
For Outdoor visits, our current visiting hours are:
10:00am (4 slots available)
2:00pm (4 slots available)
3:00pm (4 slots available)
We also have additional visiting time on Mondays afternoons:
1:30pm (3 slots available)
2:00pm (3 slots available)
2:30pm (3 slots available)
3:00pm (3 slots available)
3:30pm (3 slots available)
We also have visiting time on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Evenings:
6:00pm (2 slots available)
10:00am (2 slots available)
11:00am (2 slots available)
1:30pm (2 slots available)
2:00pm (2 slots available)
2:30pm (2 slots available)
3:00pm (2 slots available)
3:30pm (2 slots available)