Facility COVID-19 UPDATE:

Please click here for visitation requirements from Gov. Hochul’s office:

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As of 5/20/22:  Staff Positives: 4

Residents:

Unit One East: 0 

Unit One West:  0

Unit Two East: 0

Unit Two West: 0

Unit Three East: 0 

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Facility COVID-19 UPDATE:

Please click here: Family Update Negative Test Mandate 2C 1.13.22 to read important visitation information from Brenda Burton, Administrator.

 

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

Mask, Personal Protective Equipment, and Physical Distancing Requirements for
Visitors:
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.

 

As of 5/20/22:  Staff Positives: 4

Residents:

Unit One East: 0

Unit One West:  0

Unit Two East: 0

Unit Two West: 0

Unit Three East: 0 

 

December 17, 2021

 

Dear Family and Friends,

 

Maria Regina has partnered with “Advanced Entry” to make entering Maria Regina faster, safer and more efficient.  This system uses touchless technology for temperature, facial recognition and CDC questionnaire screening.

QR Code to Pre-register

You can Register by entering your name, address and phone number the next time you arrive to visit or scan the QR code to pre-register. If pre-registering with the QR code, enter your information from your mobile device and when you arrive, just scan the QR code at the Kiosk instead of choosing a category (Staff, Visitor, Vendor etc.) ** Please note at this time we are working out a few wrinkles with the QR Code registration. We appreciate your patience.

When you arrive, stand close to the Kiosk for a temperature check, answer the screening questions and enter your visit information (resident name OR room #).  Simply wait for your visitor pass to print and you are done.

That’s it!

Each subsequent visit, you will only need to scan for temperature and screening questions, verify your previous visit information and take your visitor pass!

We kindly ask that you check out at the Kiosk (facial scan) when your visit is complete.

 

 

VISITATION GUIDELINES:

  • Visitors will continue to be screened for signs, symptoms and possible exposure to COVID-19
  • Visitation is allowed for all residents without time constraints.
  • There is no restriction on the frequency or length of visits, and scheduling of visitation is no longer required.
  • Facilities must ensure that, regardless of vaccination status of residents or visitors, social distancing must be maintained and face covering be worn, especially for indoor visitations. Visits should ideally occur in a resident’s room when feasible and visitors should refrain from walking around the facility, instead going directly to the resident’s room or designated visitation areas.
  • We encourage all visitors to become vaccinated to help us maintain a COVID free facility

Please keep in mind that Maria Regina will continue to adhere to Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Prevention:

  • Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility.
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose) and physical distancing at least six feet between people, in accordance with CDC guidance
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit

CMS strongly urges facilities to avoid large gatherings (e.g., parties, events) where large numbers

of visitors are in the same space at the same time and when physical distancing cannot be maintained.  So please consider this when visiting.

 

Due to issues of social distancing and precaution, we will not be able to include family guests for the holiday meals this season.