Updates: April 29
We have been working to keep our residents, staff, and community updated on an ongoing basis regarding the status of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Menorah Park.
As of this morning, April 29, we identified a single nursing home resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The resident was transferred to a local hospital.
Resident safety is our top priority. We have increased the level of clinical surveillance of all residents and staff who may have been in close contact with the positive case. Additional personal protective equipment is being provided to all essential staff working on the unit.
We are aware of families’ concern for loved ones who reside at Menorah Park and want to reassure them that we will contact them directly if their loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.
At this time there are no other confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Menorah Park campus.
Stringent practices continue to remain in place to lessen the risk of exposure or community transfer of COVID-19. These include no large group activities, no visitors, and increased sanitation and disinfecting practices.
All staff continues to be screened for any symptoms, including taking their temperatures prior to the start of their shift. Additionally, we continue ongoing staff education and in-services related to infection control measures, handwashing, and proper use of PPE. We have been proactively encouraging our staff to access free testing at Walmart’s Bridge Street location. Any testing concern that a resident has will be coordinated through their primary care provider.
Under the guidance of our medical staff and infection prevention nurse, in conjunction with the Onondaga County Health Department and the New York State Department of Health, we are adjusting policies and procedures when necessary.
Menorah Park’s clinical staff will continue to notify families of any changes in the status of their loved ones. For non-clinical updates, families are encouraged to continue to work with their Syracuse Jewish Family Service contact to connect with loved ones via phone and video calls.
We understand how difficult this is for everyone and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
The following individual is available to answer questions or arrange interviews about organizational news, issues, or topics, for all Menorah Park facilities.
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