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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 reach out to Judy closer to this date to begin scheduling visitation.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Steven Smyth

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Keeping Our Residents Safe

At San Simeon, our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of all our residents. And in order to protect their well-being, along with the well-being of our staff and visitors, we developed a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. Adhering to the guidelines set by the NYS Department of Health, this plan keeps us prepared to deal with any unforeseen future events.

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Important Visitation Announcement

Dear Residents/ Family Members / Loved Ones / Designated Reps.,

Having had no new positive cases among our staff, and remaining COVID free for our residents, we are on track to reopen to outdoor visitation beginning Thursday, October 1st. Please reach out to Judy if you would like to schedule your meeting time. Be reminded of the Governor’s new rule requiring visitors to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within one week of the visitation date. Additionally, you may still request window visits and arrange for FaceTime video meetings through the Activities Department.

Stay well.

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Updated Visitation Guidelines

Dear Resident/Family Members,

Unfortunately there is an additional update to our recent visitation update.  While the 14 day requirement does begin tomorrow, allowing visitation for us as of October 1st, visitors must now present proof of a negative COVID test within the immediate 7 days prior to your visit.  As we read the regulation, this proof of testing would be necessary every time you visit.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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 results between now and then, we can resume visitation on October 1st (rather than 10/7). Closer to that time, you may call to schedule visitation with Judy following the same procedures we had previously set up.

Looking forward to seeing you back visiting your loved ones.

Steve Smyth

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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 Status Update

Dear Residents and Families,

As a result of the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, prompting temporary suspension of our family visitation sessions, we were required to test all residents in house.

The results of that testing are in and happily, I can report no positive COVID-19 test results among our resident population!

Since we have not had any additional employee positive either, at this time we remain on track to reopen to visitors on October 7th.

I will continue to keep you apprised if anything changes.

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Important Visitation Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

We unfortunately have to suspend visitation with our residents due to a positive COVID-19 test result from one of our staff members tested this past Friday.  New York State Department of Health requires us to suspend visitation for 28 days beyond our last positive employee or resident test result and, barring any further positive results, we must remain shut down until October 7th.  Additional positives would extend this date.

We appreciate your understanding and support during these challenging times and look forward to welcoming families and visitors back as soon as possible.

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Visitation Guidelines & Procedures During COVID-19

Dear residents and family members,

I am very pleased to inform you that we have not had any additional employees test positive for COVID-19. This, coupled with our resident population remaining COVID-19 free, enables us to stay on track for reopening to visitors as of August 27th! Please review the visitation procedures and guidelines so you are aware how to schedule visitation:

Steven C. Smyth
Executive Vice President & Administrator

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Multiple Sclerosis Care at San Simeon by the Sound

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system through the spinal cord and brain. Although there is currently no cure, our holistic approach to caring for residents with MS helps promote overall wellbeing and an improved quality of life.

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