Dear Residents and Families,
I am sure many of you have heard on the news about the rapid spread of several viruses currently in Suffolk County, including Influenza, COVID 19, and RSV. We had one resident test positive for influenza, and 11 residents test positive for COVID. All the COVID-positive residents are on East Wing, and our COVID protocol is in effect. Symptoms are consisting of some low-grade fevers and cold symptoms. As a result, we have implemented some enhanced infection control measures to ensure the continued safety of our residents. Specifically, we are requiring everyone who enters our building to wear an N95 facemask, as well as enforcing strict social distancing and limiting larger gatherings regardless of vaccination status. We cannot stop visitation, but please do not visit if you are not feeling well in any way.
Testing for visitors has not changed, a negative COVID test must be presented every 24 hours. We supply tests to visitors Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. I cannot stress the importance of mask wearing in the facility. I understand many of us are vaccinated and tested but remember, we can still test positive tomorrow and have exposed the most vulnerable population. I know it’s frustrating, and the rules at San Simeon are very strict, but it is for the safety of our residents, staff, and families. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I will update you as changes come. No staff positives currently to report.
Wishing you continued good health throughout this season.
Kelly Moteiro, MS RN Acting Administrator