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.
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.
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.
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.
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.