Updates: July 20

Menorah Park COVID-19 Status – Updated July 20, 2020 Status
JH Residents ONSITE testing positive for COVID-19 and moved to dedicated COVID unit 0
JH Residents tested positive for COVID-19 and transferred to outside facilities 0
JH Residents ONSITE RECOVERED and transferred off of the dedicated  COVID-19 unit 9
JH Residents RECOVERED and transferred back from outside facilities (as of  5/29) 11
Number of nursing units impacted 0
JH Residents ONSITE  under investigation for COVID-19 symptoms 0
Resident deaths ONSITE due to COVID-19 9
Resident deaths at outside facilities after testing positive for COVID-19 5
Staff members ONSITE testing positive for COVID-19 0
Staff members positive for COVID-19, SELF-QUARANTINED  1
Total # of  resident positive COVID 19 cases (as of April 29) 34
Total # of staff positive COVID-19 cases ( as of May 1) 43

At this time Menorah Park has no other confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus which includes the Terrace, the Inn, and the Oaks.

Inn Family Visits Update
The Inn resident/family visits will begin on Friday, July 24.  What to expect:

  • Only 2 family members are permitted to visit at a time.
  • Visits will be held on the Inn patio. Rain date location will be in the Veranda.
  • There are 4 available times Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  10 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, and 3 PM.
  • All visits must be scheduled through Matt Lefever, Inn Director, at 446-9111, ext. 180.  Please call between 2 and 4 PM. He will return your request within 48 hours.
  • All visitors are required to come to the main entrance before their scheduled visit to be screened for temperature, signs, and symptoms, and travel status, as well as to complete a Visitation Disclaimer 

Jewish Home Visits Delayed until August 7th
This morning we learned that a staff member tested positive for COVID. As a result of the test results, visits to the Jewish Home have been delayed until August 7th.  The staff member is currently home on self-quarantine. We continue to focus on preventative measures to stop the spread of the virus in our facility, including monitoring residents and staff for signs and symptoms. Mandatory weekly testing of staff continues.

Family Visitation of Resident Who Is Actively Dying or Deceased
For our families who have loved ones here who are actively dying or who have passed, we feel it is very important that they are given the opportunity to come to Menorah Park to spend precious time with their loved ones,  in order to say good-bye and to grieve, privately.  That is why Menorah Park is working very hard to ensure that families are given that valuable time.

Sadly, we are still in the midst of an active pandemic. To safely allow visitation while protecting our vulnerable population, we must follow NYSDOH  regulations which state that ONLY 2 family members are permitted to visit their loved one. Once they enter the facility, following the screening, they are to go directly to the resident’s room and remain in the room until they leave the facility.  Visitors are not permitted to be in shared spaces ( common areas, dining rooms, etc.) This is to help minimize the risk of exposure to other residents.


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