This Fact Sheet informs you of the details for INDOOR VISITATION procedure. We ask that you continue to keep best practices in mind knowing that when out in community there may be exposure to people who unknowingly carry the virus & can pose greater risk for our residents. The NYS Department of Health can halt visitation at any time due to community or facility spread of infection or failure to comply with these requirements. Any visitor who FAILS to adhere to our procedures will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.
Visitation has been moved indoors to the main dining room. It will be scheduled 7 days a week at the following times 9:00am to 9:30am; 11:00 am to 11:45 am,3:15 pm to 4:00 pm, and 4:15 pm to 5:00pm.
- Visitation appointments are first come first serve.
- A tight schedule is critical so please make sure you arrive 5 mins earlier to complete screening process
- NO visitation in resident rooms and care areas are allowed at this time.
- Window visits and video calls will continue as other means of communicating with your loved ones.
- You are allowed 2 visits a week, 2 guests at a time
- NO children under 12 years of age or pets will be allowed. Children above 12 y/o but under 18 y/o must be accompanied by an adult over 18 y/o.
SCREENING REQUIREMENTS/ACCESS TO VISITATION:
- As of 9/17/20, each visitor must present a verified negative Covid-19 test result within the last 7 days (7 days starts from date of test).
- You will be screened at the front desk for any signs/symptoms of COVID-19 which will include temperature checks and answering screening questions in order to access visitation.
- Visitation will be refused if the Visitor fails to present negative COVID test result or exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, or does not pass screening questions.
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The current information available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with COVID-19 includes the following the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or dyspnea, fever, chills, myalgias, headache, sore throat, poor appetite & loss of taste or smell.
- Signs and symptoms may appear any time from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
- For inspection purposes and potential contact tracing, you are required to provide the following information:
- First and Last name of visitor
- Physical street address of visitor
- Daytime and evening Phone number
- Date and time of visit
- Email address if available
- End of life and compassionate care visits (i.e. hospice) are not subject to a verified negative test result but are subject to all COVID-19 screening requirements.
FACE MASK/FACE COVERING
- You are required to wear an acceptable face mask throughout your visit. Face mask must cover both nose and mouth.
- Face mask is also offered at the facility which you can avail at front desk.
- Alcohol based hand rubs will be provided, we require that you use it before and after your visit.
- It is important that you follow the instructions for proper hand hygiene.
- Hugging, kissing,touching,including hand shakes are not permitted during your visit.
- You will be seated at designated area with chairs for use during visit.
- It will be set up by us to ensure social distancing.
- Please do not move chairs to other sitting areas or get close to one another.
- Rest assured all chairs & other equipment will be sanitized after each visit.
- NO packages, gifts or food items are allowed to be given directly to our residents as they must be handed to staff to take into the building.
- Please make sure packages are clearly labeled with resident’s name.
- We will continue our safety protocols of monitoring our residents and addressing the mildest detection of signs/symptoms and test our residents.
- Employees will continue to be tested weekly.
- Our website is updated daily to inform you of any changes in our facility.
- Free testing sites for families/visitors can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/get-tested/covid19-testing.page