Letter to Family Members and Friends
As part of NYSDOH’s Phase 1A, on Wednesday, January 27th , Iroquois with CVS pharmacy, will administer the second vaccine to nursing home residents and staff with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Immediate Measures We Have Taken Include:
- Cancellation of resident outings and of incoming entertainment/community/ volunteer groups
- Weekly testing of staff
- Enhanced disinfection processes
- Mandatory staff education regarding infection control practices and procedures
- Heightened infection control measures
- Keeping informed of all new developments and recommendations from federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
Those individuals that must enter the facility, including our staff, contractors and vendors, must complete a health screening AND provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within the past 7 days.
We are happy to facilitate phone calls or to utilize interactive technology for virtual visits. The resident/ family should let the unit manager or social worker know if they would like to have a virtual visit with their loved one.
Our staff is working diligently to ensure minimal disruption to our residents’ daily routines.
Iroquois Skilled Nursing Community will continue to update our community with new developments.
We will make exceptions for those residents who are actively at end of life, provided family members clear our screening process.
Updates to this data occur when COVID-19 status changes (1/20/21)
|Iroquois COVID-19 Status||Result|
|Residents testing positive for COVID-19 and moved to dedicated COVID unit||1|
|Residents recovered from COVID-19||61|
|Sadly, resident deaths in the past twenty-four hours in dedicated COVID-19 unit after testing positive||0|
|Staff members testing positive for COVID-19 and currently furloughed||3|
Our dedicated staff are working tirelessly within the facility to focus on resident care at bedside. We understand that many family members are calling the facility looking to speak with clinical staff for updates/ information. Please know that our clinical team will contact you with any change in status. We appreciate your understanding that our priority at this time is resident care, and call response time may be delayed.
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