Updates: July 17


Menorah Park COVID-19 Status – Updated July 17, 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
JH/Inn staff members ONSITE testing positive for COVID-19 0
Staff members positive for COVID-19, SELF-QUARANTINED  0
Total # of  resident positive COVID 19 cases (as of April 29) 34
Total # of staff positive COVID-19 cases ( as of May 1) 42

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.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to finalize the details for family/resident visits.  The Jewish Home resident/family visits are still slated for July 27. We will have more details for  Jewish Home families next week.

Family Visits at the Inn
The Inn resident/family visits will begin next Wednesday, July 22.  Here’s an overview::

  • 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 get back to you 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.

We will release more details to Inn families next week.

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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