May 27, 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.
- 162 employees have been tested since Executive Order No. 202.30 was issued.
- In the last 24 hours, one employee received positive results for COVID-19 and one employee received a presumptive positive COVID-19 result. Both employees are asymptomatic and the presumed positive employee will be retested immediately for confirmation. Both employees are under self-quarantine 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