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COVID-19 Updates

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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Updated COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines

Dear residents and family members,

The Governor and NYS DOH have issued new regulations related to allowing visitors in the building. While much is the same as we had done in the past, there are some new components.

Specifically, we have expanded visitation to include times on Sundays.

Also, the maximum number of visitors allowed in the building per day is now twice what was previously allowed.

Visitation still requires the facility staff and residents be COVID free for 14 days. Once that requirement is met, based on the county positivity rates, visitation can resume as follows:

Green Zone: Visitation with normal infection control procedures
Yellow Zone: Visitation allowed; visitors must provide proof of negative COVID test within 72 hours of visit. (We can provide the rapid test. Please see our Visitation Procedure
for instructions how)
Red Zone: No visitation allowed with the exception of discretionary compassionate care cases

While face coverings are still required, it appears physical contact (hugs, holding hands, etc.) are allowed.

To limit unnecessary exposure on the units, we will continue allowing indoor visits only in the daycare center. Visitors must remain in the visitation area throughout the duration of their visit.

Please refer to the San Simeon website for the most up to date information related to our ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as view updated versions of our Visitation Procedure document and Visitation Guidelines document.

If any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the facility directly.

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Thursday, February 18th COVID-19 Update

I am pleased to report we continue to have no positive cases or suspected cases of COVID-19 among our residents. We had one employee test positive during routine testing last Tuesday and therefore we are still barred from allowing visitation until at least February 24th. We are continuing routine testing on both residents and staff and are hopeful for no new positives so we can remain on track to reopen next week. We will continue to update you as necessary.

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COVID-19 Visitation Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

All of our residents continue to be tested every two days and remain negative for COVID-19. We had an additional employee test positive on February 9th so our potential date to reopen for in person visits is now February 23rd. We will keep you informed of any new developments.

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