June 8, 2020- Update to Families
In an endeavor to maintain total transparency and to comply with 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.
ALL RESIDENT baseline testing for COVID-19 was conducted by NY State DOH on May 29, 2020. All resident test results have been received. One additional resident who resides on the 4th Household tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is asymptomatic and has been relocated to an isolated area on the 5th Household.
The health and safety of our residents and staff remains our highest priority. We continue to take extra measures to ensure the safety of all residents and staff. On June 8th, 9th and 10th additional professional cleaning procedures are planned for resident rooms and common spaces on households 2 – 4. Beginning with the 2nd household on Monday, June 8th. Staff will be assisting residents in another area of the building for a limited time while cleaning takes place in these areas respectively. The schedule for professional cleaning on the 5th household is planned for the end of the month. Professional cleaning services are in addition to our standard housekeeping procedures. All resident rooms, bathrooms and all common areas on all households are cleaned and disinfected at least daily by our housekeeping staff using EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant. High touch areas are disinfected several times a day.
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