COVID-19 Updates

Latest COVID-19 Update

Thursday, July 28, 2022

We have one new staff COVID-19 case to report in our Skilled Nursing unit. On the other hand, 3 staff members have recovered and returned safely back to work.

We also received a response from the state about the one case we have in Assisted Living. They confirmed that it’s a facility case. The good thing is that we’ve already done our contact tracing and found no additional cases in this unit. Please see updated numbers below.

Current Numbers:

3 Skilled Nursing residents (0 current cases in house)
• 1 discharged
• 2 recovered
1 Assisted Living resident (1 current case)
7 Skilled Nursing staff members (2 current cases)
• 5 recovered and back to work
0 Assisted Living staff members

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Please take the proper precautions when visiting and follow all guidelines:

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your visit. If you’re not up to date on your vaccination, we strongly encourage you to get tested upon arrival in our lobby area.

Current Guidelines:
• 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.
• Guests should refrain from visiting when sick or symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status.
• Guests visiting indoors 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

Thursday, July 21, 2022

We conducted a rapid test of all staff members today and had one positive result. The positive result was from a non-nursing staff member in our Skilled Nursing unit. This brings our total case number to 9. More testing will be done on Monday of all residents and staff members. We hope it doesn’t continue to rise.

With new subvariants of Omicron (BA.4 & BA.5) on the rise, we strongly encourage you to follow the guidelines below while visiting. We understand that wearing the mask has become tedious but it’s very crucial to our efforts in protecting our residents and staff members.

Current Numbers:

3 Skilled Nursing residents (0 current cases in house)
• 1 discharged
• 2 recovered
0 Assisted Living residents
6 Skilled Nursing staff members (4 current cases)
• 2 recovered and back to work
0 Assisted Living staff members

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Please take the proper precautions when visiting and follow all guidelines:

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your visit. If you’re not up to date on your vaccination, we strongly encourage you to get tested upon arrival in our lobby area.

Current Guidelines:
• 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.
• Guests should refrain from visiting when sick or symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status.
• Guests visiting indoors 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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

One of our nursing staff members in Skilled Nursing tested positive for COVID-19 last night on rapid test. This brings our total case number to 8. The staff member was sent home to recover. We will be conducting a rapid test for all staff members tomorrow as a follow up. On a lighter note, we’ve had one staff member and one resident recover.

Current Numbers:

3 Skilled Nursing residents (0 current cases in house)
• 1 discharged
• 2 recovered
0 Assisted Living residents
5 Skilled Nursing staff members (3 current cases)
• 2 recovered and back to work
0 Assisted Living staff members

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Please take the proper precautions when visiting and follow all guidelines:

If you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your visit. If you’re not up to date on your vaccination, we strongly encourage you to get tested upon arrival in our lobby area.

Current Guidelines:
• 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.
• Guests should refrain from visiting when sick or symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status.
• Guests visiting indoors 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

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.