FAQ with the Medical Director
Q1. Can my COVID+ loved one get worse or get the symptoms from their COVID+ roommate?
A. No, once a resident is COIVD+, they can not “catch the virus” or symptoms from another positive resident. Each individual resident will/may experience
symptoms differently but this is independent of another resident.
Q2. How long should I expect my loved one to be ill
A. Each resident is affected differently from the virus. We cannot predict symptoms or severity. That said, it is not uncommon to display
signs/symptom’s for 2-3 weeks in this patient population.
Q3. When can my loved one come off of isolation?
A. As per DOH guidelines: Recent guidance allows for discontinuation of isolation for patients with COVID-19 when they meet the following conditions:
1. At least 3 days(72 hours) have passed since recovery, defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
2. Improvement in respiratory symptoms(e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND
3. At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first apperared
Q4. Does my loved one have to go to the hospital if they are COVID+?
A. Many patients can be managed outside the hospital environment. This facility is capable of delivering supplemental oxygen; IV antibodies
and IV hydration amongst other treatments.
Q5. Can you get COVID virus again after having it once?
A. This is a new virus, we are learning more about it everyday. At this time, thought leaders do not believe so.