As of 3:00 p.m. on October 21, visitation has been suspended for the Skilled Nursing Facility at Good Shepherd Village at Endwell, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.
The staff member is symptomatic and will self-isolate for 14 days. Per Department of Health recommendations for contact tracing, we interviewed the staff member extensively to identify anyone in close contact in the prior 48 hours. Close contact is defined as contact within 6 feet for a period of 10 minutes or more. No residents were in close contact, and one staff member was in close contact. This person has been notified. As a precautionary measure and in accordance with CMS guidelines, all Skilled Nursing residents will be tested for COVID-19. All staff are already being tested weekly per NY State. We are monitoring the situation and are following all DOH and CMS recommendations.
Visitation must be suspended for at least 14 days in accordance with current State regulations.
Further information will be posted as it becomes available.