May 20, 2020- Update to Families
In an endeavor to maintain total transparency and to comply with the most recent Federal and NY State mandates, we will continue to post general information related to any new positive COVID-19 resident and staff cases, or if any resident suffers a COVID-19 related death and if there is a cluster of 3 or more residents and/or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. Along with this data we will provide any related information on mitigating actions implemented to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission, including if normal operation of the facility will be altered, or if we develop new or revised policies. All of the above information will be provided in updates on our website.
On Monday May 18th, Kirkhaven implemented a new policy for staff testing in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order No. 202.30, requiring COVID-19 testing of all facility personnel, including all employees, contract staff, medical staff, administrators and operators, for COVID-19, twice per week.
- Zero new positive COVID-19 resident cases have been identified since May 15th. This positive resident remains hospitalized.
- No resident(s) or employee(s) are exhibiting an onset of COVID-19 symptoms alone or within 72 hours of each other.
- As shared in an earlier update, presently we have 5 positive COVID-19 cases residing in the designated area on the 5th These residents remain on strict isolation and consistent staffing protocols are in place.
- As a result of the new ALL STAFF COVID-19 testing policy, three employees have received positive COVID-19 results in the last 24 hours. All three employees are asymptomatic and are self-quarantining at home until cleared to return to work by the department of health.
All four resident households of the building remain under quarantine, all employees/ approved visitors are universally wearing surgical masks and complying with all infection control policies and procedures and we continue to receive and utilize CDC recommended PPE though out our facility.
~Anne Gallese CEO, Administrator