Facility COVID-19 UPDATE:

As of  09/13/23:  Staff Positives: 0  Residents Positive: 0

We encourage all to delay visiting if you are not feeling well and to take a self-test before you begin visiting to ensure a negative result.


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As of  9/13/23:  Staff Positives: 0   Residents Positive: 0

We encourage all to delay visiting if you are not feeling well and to take a self-test before you begin visiting to ensure a negative result.


Facility COVID-19 UPDATE: March 31, 2023

The New York State Department of Health has indicated that visitors to Nursing Homes will no longer be required to be tested for COVID.   Effective 3/31/23, you will no longer be required to show proof of testing.   However, you will continue to screen at the kiosk and obtain a visitor badge.

If you wish to take a test, we will continue to provide you with a test.   The core principles of infection prevention still apply.

Please continue to wear a mask when visiting and practice good hand hygiene.  If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID, we ask that you postpone your visit.  While we are seeing the rates of COVID declining, we still want to maintain precautions.


We continue to appreciate your cooperation with our safety measures over these many months.   We are looking forward to resuming a more normal routine going forward.  The safety of our residents, staff and visitors is of upmost importance to us.  We will continue to update you on changes as we enter a new season.


Thank you all so very much.  As always, please let us know if you have questions or concerns.


Brenda Burton











January 13, 2022 Per NYS Department of Health the following are requirements for visitation:

Mask, Personal Protective Equipment, and Physical Distancing Requirements for
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; and physically distance from facility personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not directly associated with the specific resident(s) being visited by that individual.

Testing for Visitors:

In addition, all nursing homes licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health 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.

All visitors may use either NAAT testing or antigen testing. This means, for example, that a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday if it’s an antigen test or Friday if it’s a PCR test. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Facilities can offer to conduct onsite testing of visitors, if practical. Facilities must have policies and procedures in place to review and report results of SARS-CoV-2. Records of SARS-CoV-2 tests must be made available, upon request to the local health department (LHD) and the New York State Department of Health. 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 one, day 4, day 7, and so on). New York State shipped iHealth OTC COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests to every nursing home in the week of January 3, 2022, with shipments arriving by January 10, 2022. A nursing home should provide a visitor with an iHealth OTC COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test if he/she does not have other valid proof of a negative test conducted in the required timeframe, and the visitor should test him/herself at the facility. The results of self-testing for visitors will not need to be reported either to ECLRS or to HERDS. Exemptions:

Please click here: Health_Advisory_Nursing_Home_Visitation_1-12-22_(003)_1642023748986_0 for full advisory.