Visitor COVID Testing Continues to be Required
Vaccines, boosters and masks are slowing the spread of COVID-19 in New York. Recent data shows that new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are beginning to decline across the state. But to keep our residents and staff as healthy as possible, the testing requirement remains in place before visiting Rosa Coplon Living Center.
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.
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).