Update: May 6, 2022

Update Friday, May 6, 2022:
A resident on our 2nd floor has tested positive and moved to the Covid unit on the 1st floor.  All other residents have tested negative.

Menorah Park urges all visitors to get their Covid-19 vaccinations, including the most recent booster shots.  We do not consider visitors to be fully vaccinated until all Covid vaccines are up to date.

Effective 2/17/22 – per NYS rules:

  • Visitor Testing
    • All nursing homes must verify that visitors have received a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests and two days prior to visitation for NAAT (e.g., PCR) tests.
    • Facilities may have some test kits to offer to conduct onsite testing of visitors ( as supplies last).
    • For visitors who visit for multiple days, including a visitor who comes every day, proof of negative testing is required as often as feasible, at a minimum every third day (meaning at a minimum testing is required on day 1, day 4, day 7, and so on).
      • Exemptions: Ombudsman representatives. Under certain circumstances, the resident and ombudsman should be made aware of the potential risk of visiting.
      • Compassionate care visitors who are visiting in anticipation of end of life or in the case of significant mental, physical, or social decline or crisis. The visitor must wear any additional PPE that the facility will provide.
      • Emergency Medical Services personnel.
  • Visitors Masking and Distancing:
    • All visitors must wear a well-fitting non-surgical paper mask or a mask of higher quality (i.e., surgical mask, KN95, or N95) at all times during any visitation at the facility. If the visitor wishes, a cloth mask may be placed over the paper mask. The masks must cover both the nose and the mouth.
    • All visitors must physically distance from facility personnel and other patients/residents/visitors who are not directly associated with the specific resident(s) being visited by that individual.

Again – all visitors must have a NEGATIVE COVID TEST 24 hours prior to visitation!  Visual proof of negative test (smartphone photo of test results) must also be shown.  Limit two visitors per resident.

You must also complete this form and bring with you upon visitation.

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