February 4, 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.
Celebrating Valentine's Day All Week Long!

February is National Heart Health Month and Valentine's Day! There's no better time to "put a little heart" into our activities--literally! We will be doing Valentine's crafts next week. We are also looking forward to sharing special treats with our special folks. And...we will be rooting for team U.S.A. watching the Olympics over the next couple weeks, too!
Visitor COVID Testing Continues to be Required

Governor Kathy Hochul reported this week that New York has seen a 92% drop in Covid-19 cases from the January 7 peak. This is great news, however; the testing requirement remains in place before visiting Rosa Coplon Living Center.

Visitors Must Provide Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test

  • Before you visit, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • no more than 1 day prior to visiting for rapid antigen tests. Example: a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday. Or...

  • no more than 2 days prior to visiting for PCR tests. Example: a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Friday.

  • Accepted Proof of COVID-19 testing:

  • 1. For rapid antigen test taken at home—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—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 now 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.