COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 Update

Monday, November 29, 2021

Late last week we unfortunately had a resident in our rehab unit test positive for COVID-19. This resident had recently returned from the hospital and has been in isolation. This is standard practice for residents who are unvaccinated or have been exposed to COVID-19. The resident tested positive a couple of days after return from the hospital while in isolation. As this case of COVID-19 wasn’t acquired while in the facility, we are not considered to be in an outbreak. Visitation will continue to operate as is. We will communicate all updates with you as they unfold. Cases such as this stress the need to follow the guidelines that keep us open to visitors.

  • Visitors and residents must wear a tight-fitting mask over the mouth and nose upon entering the facility and for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitors must be 2 years and older.
  • All visitors should have temperature and health screening done at the front desk before going to the units or visiting area.
  • All visitors should go directly to the designated visitation area. No roaming the halls.
  • Visitors and residents are not able to eat or drink during their visits.
  • Family/Visitors are not permitted in the dining room during mealtimes.
  • Meals take place during the following hours, please plan accordingly
  • Ideally, 2 visitors are allowed at a time per resident to maintain proper distancing in the facility.
  • For rehab patients, please coordinate their schedule with staff to avoid interruption of rehab activities.
Friday, November 26, 2021

We’ve scheduled another booster shot clinic for residents and staff. This booster is for the Moderna and J&J vaccines. It will take place on Wednesday, December 1st at 10am. All consent forms have been received.

As usual we want to remind you of the guidelines that keep us open, please continue to adhere to them:

  • Visitors and residents must wear a tight-fitting mask over the mouth and nose upon entering the facility and for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitors must be 2 years and older.
  • All visitors should have temperature and health screening done at the front desk before going to the units or visiting area.
  • All visitors should go directly to the designated visitation area. No roaming the halls.
  • Visitors and residents are not able to eat or drink during their visits.
  • Family/Visitors are not permitted in the dining room during mealtimes.
  • Meals take place during the following hours, please plan accordingly
  • Ideally, 2 visitors are allowed at a time per resident to maintain proper distancing in the facility.
  • For rehab patients, please coordinate their schedule with staff to avoid interruption of rehab activities.
Friday, November 18, 2021

Great News! We received an update from the state yesterday. We have been instructed to follow the visitation policy update announced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Starting Nove. 19th 2021, visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times. Visits no longer need to be scheduled.  Please note that you still have to sign in and out with the front desk at the Kiosk. For the safety of our residents, care givers and you, please continue to follow these guidelines during your visits:

  • All visitors should wear a well-fitting mask over mouth and nose upon entering the facility. Masks should be worn at all times during visit.
  • We strongly suggest no visitation during mealtimes, between 11:30 am – 1 pm and from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • All visitors should have temperature and health screening done at the front desk before going to the units or visiting area.
  • All visitors should go directly to the designated visitation area. No roaming the halls. Family/Visitors are not allowed in the dining areas.
  • No eating during visitation. Visitors can bring food for drop off but should not eat together.
  • Ideally, 2 visitors are allowed at a time per resident to maintain proper distancing in the facility.
  • For rehab patients, please coordinate their schedule with staff to avoid interruption of rehab activities.

Outbreak Response Plan

Updated January 14, 2021 – Per the reopening guidance given to LTC facilities by the NJ Department of Health, Reformed Church Home has created a COVID-19 Outbreak Response Plan to be fully prepared in the event of a future COVID outbreak. Please see the attachment for more information. This document will be updated as necessary and implementation will be announced on our website, via emails to all current families, and other methods.

For any questions or concerns, a dedicated hotline number (848) 230-6427 at RCH can be called. Families will be able to leave a message for follow-up by the administrative team.