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COVID-19 Updates

Friday, May 28th COVID-19 Visitation Update

Greetings Residents and Family Members,

I am pleased to continue to be able to report we have had no cases of COVID-19 among our residents. We did have one employee test positive as a result of this weeks employee testing, however, that employee was asymptomatic and was still sent home as a precaution. Stringent infection control procedure continue as well as maintaining visitation by appointment only in order to try to contain/reduce potential resident exposures to this virus. In an effort to accommodate as many families as possible, effective June 1st, we have expanded our visitation hours as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday 11:00am and 3:00pm
Sunday 11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to face unprecedented challenges during this pandemic.

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Thursday, May 20th COVID-19 Update

Dear Resident / Family Member,

As you are most probably aware, the Governor has revised the COVID-19 protocols for New Yorkers. He has eliminated mask mandates and capacity limits for vaccinated individuals in most settings. Please be aware, however, that he did not change any of the requirements related to nursing home visitation. Therefore current visitation rules remain in place. These rules include visitation by appointment only, in the daycare area or outside under the tents, and while wearing masks regardless of your, or the residents, vaccination status.

We share your desire to return to a more normal visitation experience but until it is deemed safe to do so per the Governor and NYS Department of Health, we must keep the current protocols in place. As the restrictions lighten, we will continue to modify our procedures and keep you informed of any changes accordingly.

Thank you for your continued understanding. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Wednesday, May 5th COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

I am pleased to continue to be able to report no COVID-19 infections among our residents. Additionally, for the past month there had been no positive cases among employees until this week, where one asymptomatic employee has tested positive.

This positive result does not impact your ability to visit with your loved ones, as the current regulations allow us to remain open to visitation even with positive cases.

Be reminded that visits must still be by appointment only and will be held in the daycare area. When weather permits, we will utilize outdoor locations for visitation, as well.

Please call the reception desk to schedule your appointment.

Thank you again for your ongoing patience and understanding.

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Wednesday, April 7th COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

I am pleased to report we continue to remain COVID-19 free among our residents. We had one employee test positive this past week.

As you are aware, as long as the 7 day positivity rate in Suffolk County remains below 10% (currently it is 4.4%), we may continue to allow visitation. Please contact reception to schedule your visit.

Thank you for your continued cooperation with our visitation restrictions and protocols.

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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 residents. Strict rules for infection control and social distancing are still required and as such, we will continue to conduct visits by appointment and in our daycare area. We will utilize outdoor visitation areas as well, weather permitting. While you are permitted to have contact with your loved ones, you must still wear a mask at all times. To accommodate more appointments, we are adding additional visitation hours to include Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 7:45pm. Please contact reception for an appointment.

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Wednesday, March 24th COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

I am very pleased to report we have no new cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff. We are open for in-person visitation, please reach out to Judy Irwin to schedule your appointment.

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Tuesday, March 16th COVID-19 Update

Dear residents and family members,

I am pleased to report that ongoing resident testing has identified no new cases of COVID-19. Resident testing is ongoing, several times per week, per NYSDOH regulations. Our employee testing efforts revealed a positive result on March 7th (previously reported to you), and as a result our ability to allow in person visitation has been suspended through March 22nd. Barring any additional employee positive results between now and the 22nd, we will reopen to visitors on that date.

Please be aware that currently, the seven day positivity rate for Suffolk County is 4.42%. As long as this rate remains below 10%, visitors DO NOT need to provide proof of a negative COVID test in order to visit with residents.

Please refer to our website for additional information related to visitation requirements.

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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.

Additionally, please be aware we have successfully made arrangements to obtain vaccine for our new residents and any employees who now desire vaccination, and will be able to continue to offer vaccination going forward through a partnership with our vendor pharmacy. This will undoubtedly contribute to our goal of protecting our staff and residents from COVID infection.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

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Tuesday, March 2nd COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

While our residents remain COVID free, we have had another employee test positive for COVID this week. Therefore our earliest date to reopen to visitors is now March 15th.

We will continue to test residents and staff as required and will keep you posted to any new developments.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

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Wednesday, February 24th COVID-19 Update

Good Morning Residents and Family Members,

Unfortunately, we learned this morning of an employee testing positive for COVID. This employee is not symptomatic and was vaccinated, however they still tested positive.

As a result, by requirement we cannot open to visitors until March 10th, barring any additional positive results.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we adhere to the requirements set forth by the State.

Thank you for your understanding.

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