In light of concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to keep you informed of proactive measures we are undertaking to protect our residents, staff and visitors from exposure and prepare for the possible spread of illness. Our priority is the health and safety of our residents and staff. Accordingly, we are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York Department of Health (DOH) and following agency guidance in addition to consulting industry resources.
Please note that we are constantly evaluating our policies and protocols in view of the new constant information that continues to change all of the time. We will do our best to keep you apprised of changes by updating this notice.
Information on Moderna and Johnson + Johnson Vaccine:
As of February 23, 2021, New York State Department of Health Revised Guidance, visitors must present a verified negative Covid test result within 72 hours ( 3 days) and visitation must be refused if the individual(s) fails to present such negative test result, exhibits any Covid-19 symptoms or does not pass screening questions. Visitors must wear a face mask and remain socially distant and visitors under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Information on Pfizer Vaccine:
As per New York Policy here are our Facilty Plans:
The following is a summary of measures undertaken to date consistent with regulatory guidance:
Interdisciplinary Task Force
Employee and Contractor Screening
Based on guidance published by CMS, as a preventative measure to limit outside exposure to our residents, we have limited all visitation except end-of-life or other essential situations. Visitors for whom visitation is permitted under the limited exceptions may not visit if they have fever, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea as noted in the poster published by DOH.
We know that this will be challenging for our residents and their families and loved ones and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in order to protect the health and safety of your loved ones.
If you have any questions about the visitation limits, please contact our Social Work Department at (516) 367-3400 ext. 109 or 112 or you can call our information line at (516) 367-3401 for updated COVID information.
Visitors will be screened prior to entry for the following risk factors:
Visitors subject to the limited exceptions who have any of the risk factors will be barred from entry.
Volunteers, Non-Essential Vendors and Companions
We have advised volunteers, non-essential vendors and companions to refrain from coming to the facility at this time.
Below are helpful links.