June 26, 2020
Dear Rosa Coplon Family Members and Responsible Parties,
We have received many questions about when visitors will be permitted, and we thank you for your tremendous patience over the past few months. While we are doing everything we can to create other kinds of opportunities for keeping in touch, we know it is not the same as in person contact.
The topic of visitation in nursing homes has been a matter of daily advocacy in conversations with the Department of Health and representatives from the Governor’s Office. While New York State has not yet opened up visitation in nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidelines regarding nursing home visitation. We are awaiting state-specific guidance to determine when and how the CMS guideines will be applied in New York; however, we are reviewing the CMS guidelines to anticipate what elements should be considered in our future visitation plan, once permitted by New York.
I also want to let you know that we are aware of the travel advisory issued jointly by Governor Cuomo, along with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut, that took effect yesterday. For more information about the advisory and how it may impact you or your summer travel plans, please visit the following web page:
Thank you for your continued patience and support! I wish you a wonderful weekend.