Update: November 24

Menorah Park COVID-19 Status – Updated November 24, 2020 Status
JH Residents ONSITE testing positive for COVID-19 and moved to dedicated COVID unit 3
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 0
Number of nursing units impacted * 2
JH Residents ONSITE  under investigation for COVID-19 symptoms 0
JH/Inn staff members ONSITE testing positive for COVID-19 0
Staff members positive for COVID-19, SELF-QUARANTINED  2
Total # of  resident positive COVID 19 cases (as of November 20) 3
Total # of staff positive COVID-19 cases ( as of November 8) 5

*2nd floor, The Terrace

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

Additional  Resident and Staff Cases at Jewish Home
As of this morning, two residents and 1 staff member from the 2nd floor have tested positive for COVID.  The staff member is at home self-quarantining. Both residents are being transferred to our dedicated COVID unit. We are currently testing all residents.

Jewish Home/Inn Visits Suspended Until Further Notice

While we continue to work with local and state health officials for more clarification and guidance regarding the “orange zone” policies, and with the new cases here at our facility, we have made the difficult decision to suspend ALL VISITS  for the Jewish Home and The Inn until further notice. We understand how frustrating and disappointing this has been for you being separated from your loved ones. Being that we are in an active pandemic, please know our first priority is keeping our residents safe.  We will continue to update you.

Virtual Visits
SJFS will continue to work with families to assist with video chats or phone calls to the best of their ability. They can also help you to determine how best to make the most of the virtual visit ( i.e. coordinating with 2 or 3 family members for one call or having a 1:1 call with your loved one.) Please contact your assigned SJFS staff person; if you do not have an assignment, contact Ellen Somers, Asst. Director at (315) 446-9111, ext. 225 somerse@sjfs.org

Hair Salon
Per NYSDOH guidelines regarding facilities in designated orange zones, the hair salon will be closed until further notice.

EXCEPTION: Family Visitation of Resident Who Is Actively Dying or Deceased
Our policy applies to any resident who has been designated by the Menorah Park medical staff as being in an actively dying stage.

  • 9 am -to 9 pm – 7 days a week for actively dying residents
  • Only 2 family members are permitted at one time so any additional family must wait outside (outdoors or in-car) for their turn.
  • All visitors must complete the screening process and have their temperature taken.
  • They DO NOT need to provide a negative COVID test result.
  • 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.
  • They are not permitted to be in shared spaces ( common areas, dining rooms or other residents’ rooms, etc.)
  • They are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times
  • Under 18 allowed accompanied by an adult over 18.

Dropping Items Off for Residents
Families are still welcome to drop off items for their loved ones at our main entrance.

Questions Regarding Resident Care

If you have clinical questions regarding the care of your loved one, please contact your nurse manager.

For non-clinical questions and concerns, please contact your assigned caseworker.

The team is as follows:

  • Terrace
    Gillian Riggall, MSW (Starting November 30)
    Days: Monday, Thursday, and Fridays
    Phone: 315-446-9111, ext. 124**griggall@menorahparkofcny.com
    **This extension is being monitored by the case management team. If you have not received a response within 24-48 hours, please call the front desk and ask them to connect you with case management.


  • 1st Floor & Short Term Rehab
    Jocelyn Perrault
    (315) 446-9111, x118


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