January 21, 2022
We are pleased to share updates and information about visiting, regulatory guidelines, and other news with residents, family members and responsible parties for Rosa Coplon Living Center.
Visitation Guidelines Issued by the Department of Health
New cases of COVID-19 in New York and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have declined over the past week. However, we need to continue to adhere to the Department of Health (DOH) issued masking, physical distancing, and testing requirements for all visitors entering a nursing home.

The nursing home transmission rate in Erie County for COVID-19 is HIGH and risk of transmission of COVID-19 during visitation continues to be a risk for both residents and visitors.

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).

New Testing Requirements for Visitors 

  • 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. 

Thank you for your help to keep our residents and staff healthy through the duration of the Omicron outbreak in Erie County. Please reach out with questions or concerns.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Matt McDougall, COO, Weinberg Campus; Administrator, Rosa Coplon Living Center, 716-639-3311 ext. 2218.
At Home COVID Tests
Americans with health insurance can get up to eight at-home coronavirus tests for free.

As of January 15, 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. Or, home COVID tests can be ordered for free from a new government website https://COVIDTests.gov.
Where to Get a COVID-19 Test

For a list of test sites near you, click the link: Find a Test Site Near You | Department of Health (ny.gov)

Rapid test sites near Weinberg Campus

Community Testing Services No-Cost Covid Testing
5363 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 214-0498

KSL Diagnostics Inc.
1000 Youngs Road, Suite 220, New York, NY 14221
(800) 960-1080
$65, payment due up front, check with your insurance provider regarding reimbursement

WNY Rapid Testing LLC - Millersport (Marriott)
1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221
(716) 907-9000
$65 up front, check with your insurance provider regarding reimbursement
Rapid Testing Results in 15 Minutes
Non-Rapid Testing Results in 2 Days
Non-rapid test sites near Weinberg Campus

Rite Aid #10814
2545 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068
(716) 688-9035
Non-Rapid Testing Results in 1-5 Days
Quest Diagnostics
3950 E Robinson Rd, Ste 105, Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 691-1744
Free when billed to your insurance
Non-Rapid Testing Results in 1-3 Days
Walgreens 12408
2970 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 692-3704
Non-Rapid Testing Results in 2 Days
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.