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Sunday, March 28th COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Families, As you may be aware, the Governor has relaxed some of the restrictions on visitation to be more in line with CMS guidance. As a result of these changes the following pertains to visitation effective March 29th. The most significant change is that visitation can occur regardless of positive staff or […]

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Monday, March 8th COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Family Members, We are pleased to report we continue to have no positive cases of COVID-19 among our residents. However we unfortunately have had another employee test positive this morning. As a result, our new earliest reopen date for visitors is now moved to March 22nd. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience. […]

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Monday, January 18th COVID-19 Test Results

Dear residents and family members, I am pleased to report that testing performed on all residents on Saturday and again today, Monday, January 18th, revealed no new cases of COVID-19. While it is very encouraging that we may have been successful in containing the outbreak, we must continue frequent testing and strict isolation protocols until […]

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Potential Reopening to Visitors on January 5th

Unfortunately, three of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of our most recent weekly testing. Subsequently, we are prohibited from allowing visitation for the next 14 days. Our earliest date for reopening to visitors is January 5th. Additionally, residents must remain on their units and communal activities must also be suspended […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule

To all San Simeon by the Sound Residents and Families: As we are again in the midst of a regional and national spike in COVID-19 infections we are pleased to bring to your attention the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination schedule for all long-term care residents.

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Continuation of Visitation Suspension

Good Morning Residents, Family Members and Designated Representatives, Unfortunately, the virus situation in the local community has not significantly improved, and in fact, positive cases are climbing island-wide. More local nursing facilities are seeing significant spikes in cases of COVID-19 and deaths, as well. As difficult restricting visitation is and has been, especially with the […]

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Temporary Suspension of Visitation

Dear Residents/Family Members, Unfortunately, employee testing this week has revealed a positive result. As such, we are required to again suspend visitation for two weeks. We have tested all residents in house as a precautionary measure and thankfully received no positive results. Barring any additional employee positive results, we may reopen on October 26th. Please […]

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Revised DOH Visitation Requirements

Dear Resident/Family Member, NYS Department of Health has revised their guidance regarding family visitation with residents. Instead of requiring 28 days from the last employee or resident positive test result, we now must wait only 14 days. This change goes into effect on September 17th. So for us, assuming there are no new positive test […]

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No Window Visits During Paving

Dear families, Due to paving work being performed in our parking lot, we are suspending window visits this week, Tuesday 9/15 through Thursday 9/17. We will resume window visits on Friday, 9/18. Thank you for your understanding.

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Visitation Guidelines & Procedures During COVID-19

Steven C. Smyth Executive Vice President & Administrator

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