Information on Visiting

Visitation Guidelines

Jewish Senior Life has taken a safe and conservative approach to protect our residents and staff, and we will continue this approach going forward. We continue to follow the CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines for infection control.

We have received  guidance  issued by the DOH regarding staff booster shots and visitor testing. The latest guidance was issued in March and has not yet changed. The following are some highlights of the guidance: 

Health Care Personnel Vaccination and Booster Shots:

  • Please note that the recent amendment to the emergency regulation requiring booster shots is effective when it is filed with the Department of State. We do not know whether DOH has filed the amendment, but the DOH website does not show this version of the emergency regulation as effective. We anticipate that it will be filed and effective shortly. The Governor’s press release indicated that there would be a 14-day grace period.

Staff Masking:

Visitors Masking and Distancing:

Visitor Testing:

  • Please note that this does not refer to ECLRS reporting (see below). We assume the “report” refers to reporting positive cases to the local health department.
  • We also understand that if a visitor tests positive outside the facility, it would be unwise to require the visitor to re-enter the building to report their positive result.
  • We do not know what type of records the Department is expecting for self-administered rapid tests.

PPE/Face Mask Wearing:

Personal Visitation:

  • Cottage Homes: Personal room, porch, den, community room, outdoor areas
  • Farash Tower: Street of Shops, personal room, unit activity room, outdoor areas

Infection Prevention:

COVID-19 Outbreak Testing Guidance:

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has provided updates and recommendations for the use of transmission-based precautions (quarantine). Here at JHR, we have revised our protocols to reflect the current recommendations as follows:

  1. Resident is exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual and not up-to-date with vaccine status (see above for up-to-date definition).
  2. Resident is exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual and becomes symptomatic.
  3. Resident is COVID-19 positive.

More On Visitation

More On Visitation

We continue to provide the opportunity for families to join their loved ones at any of our off-home activity programs. You are more than welcome to join your loved one at a program in the Cottage Community room, outdoors on our campus or at programs within the main building in the Sands Center or Art Room. Families are encouraged to check out the OMA Art Exhibit in our Sokol Porch or stop in for a quick gift at the Gift Shop.

Programs that are being held in individual homes within the cottages or on the households within the Tower are not opened up for families to attend at this time. These areas are for residents only as they are shared common areas within our campus.