April 22, 2022
We are pleased to share updates and information with residents, family members and responsible parties about visiting, regulatory guidelines, and other news about Rosa Coplon Living Center.
Why Volunteer-You get a chance to give back!
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

Weinberg Campus has many opportunities to get involved. Please contact Sarah Leffler at (716) 639-3311 ext. 2492 or email [email protected].
Celebrating Miss Lillie's 100th!

Lillie McCarriel was born on April 8, 1922. She has four children: Mollie, Michael, Alfreda, and Jennet, eight grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. 

She has lived a life of service to her community and has dedicated her time and energy to motivate young people. She continues to be a mother to the motherless and spreads her love to many generations of youth in the Western New York area.

Her favorite saying is, "Who wouldn't serve a God like this."

Byron Brown, the Mayor of the City of Buffalo, sent a Proclamation to her banquet making April 8, 2022 "Lillie Ree McCarriel Day."
Smiles all around during our Easter celebrations.
COVID-19 Update
One employee tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21. A representative from Rosa Coplon has contacted any resident who may have been directly exposed and their responsible party. As the new variant spreads in Buffalo, our team continues to follow diligent infection prevention measures, including wearing face masks, daily screenings, and frequent hand washing. Our protocols, daily case numbers and guidelines are available on our family web page: Rosa Coplon Living Center Covid Updates & Guidelines (password: weinberg321)

Check expiration dates on at-home COVID-19 tests
FDA does not recommend using at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests beyond their authorized expiration dates. COVID-19 tests and parts they are made of may degrade, or break down, over time. Because of this, expired test kits could give inaccurate test results.

Testing required here
Proof of negative COVID-19 testing is still required to visit Rosa Coplon. Please be aware that large gatherings are not permitted. You must be able to maintain a 6-foot distance between people when you are gathered together. Social distancing makes a difference!

Accepted proof of COVID-19 testing:
1. For rapid antigen test taken at home no more than 1 day prior to your visit—Provide a photo of your negative test result on an electronic device, such as a mobile phone.

2. For COVID-19 test taken at an outside facility, no more than 2 days prior to your visit—Provide your dated negative results either on an electronic device, such as a mobile phone, or on a paper report.

3. After you have provided your first negative COVID-19 test result, a limited number of rapid COVID-19 test kits will be available upon request at the Weinberg Campus reception desk to use at home prior to future visits.
4. Our staff will verify acceptable proof of your negative COVID-19 test before you will be allowed to visit.

  • Visitors who fail to provide acceptable proof of a negative COVID-19 test will not be allowed to visit until proof is provided.

  • If a visitor has had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, and has completed the 5 day isolation period, the visitor must still be tested. If the test result is positive, the visitor will not be allowed to enter. You must present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the facility.
5. After providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, you will then need to complete the screening process, which will include an attestation that you provided your negative COVID-19 test result.
We will continue to follow DOH and CMS guidance for any exemptions to
requirements for COVID-19 testing prior to visitation. 

Paper Masks & Physical Distancing Requirements
  • Cloth masks are not permitted. Visitors must wear a well-fitting, surgical face mask. We will provide you with a surgical mask if you need one. It is recommended to wear a KN95 or N95 mask if you have one.

  • Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times, including in resident rooms.

  • Visitors are required to stay 6 feet away from staff, other residents and other visitors.

  • All visitors must follow infection control and prevention measures during the visit (clean your hands frequently, wear a mask, physically distance and stay home when ill).
How to Get a COVID-19 Test
  • Americans with health insurance can get up to eight at-home COVID-19 tests free. 
  • Private health plans are required to cover the cost of over-the-counter tests at up to $12 per test. Consumers can either purchase the testing kits at no cost or submit receipts for reimbursement from their insurance company. 
  • Home COVID tests can be ordered free from COVIDTests.gov
  • For a list of test sites near you, click the link: Find a Test Site Near You | Department of Health.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Matt McDougall, COO, Weinberg Campus; Administrator, Rosa Coplon Living Center, 716-639-3311 ext. 2218.
Planning a Visit?
View Covid Guidelines
Daily Covid updates and current visitor's guidelines are available 24/7 on WeinbergCampus.org. Simply click on the Weinberg Families link at the bottom of the page and enter the password weinberg321.