Staff Member At Heritage Senior Facility Tests Positive For COVID
A staff member at The Green senior living facility in Greenhurst tested positive for COVID-19, Heritage President and CEO Lisa Haglund confirmed late Wednesday.
“The COVID-19 positive test was a result of the mandated testing in New York for nursing home staff,” Haglund said. “The staff member who tested positive is currently in quarantine, and will not return to work at Heritage until further notice. All of our families have been notified. In accordance with HIPAA requirements, no further details will be released.
“At Heritage, the health and safety of both our residents and staff is of the utmost importance, and we are taking action to reduce the risk of exposure for all. The steps we are implementing are directly tied to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC, and state, local, and federal regulations, and we will adjust these steps if those recommendations change. To date, we consider ourselves lucky to have limited our exposure as a result of the pro-active efforts of our staff working in conjunction with our COVID-19 task force.”
Haglund said Heritage has taken multiple steps to help prevent exposure for residents including restricting all visitors, daily employee and resident health screenings in accordance with CDC guidelines, and no group activities.
“Our COVID-19 task force has been preparing for this possibility, and we believe our incredible team of care givers is well trained and ready to support our residents,” she said.