COVID-19 Information

Frequently Asked Questions

This information is intended to provide our community with an update about the COVID-19 virus. The information surrounding this outbreak changes daily – sometimes hourly. We will continue to monitor this situation closely with daily reports and exchange of information between all parties and will attempt to keep our community up to date on any new developments.

NYS Travel Advisory

For the latest on the NYS Travel Advisory, including which states are on the restricted list, and the on-line Traveler Health Form

And for guidance on COVID-19 testing of essential workers

With questions, contact the NYS COVID Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or the Schuyler Hospital COVID Hotline at 535-8602.

Wear a mask, Social distance, Practice good hand hygiene, and stay safe!

How to Help

The outpouring of support from the individuals, organizations and community groups has been heart-warming and appreciated.

Thank you.

Questions about the COVID-19 Disease?
Call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Schuyler Hospital COVID-19 Hotline:
Staff available to answer your questions Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Messages will be returned promptly.

COVID-19 Updates – Keeping you safe and informed

Schuyler Hospital COVID-19 News and Updates

Schuyler County Public Health and Schuyler Hospital Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration Updates

Schuyler County, NY, January 13, 2021– Vaccination is currently open to individuals in Phases 1A and 1B. Eligible individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to get vaccinated by reaching out to their healthcare provider or pharmacist or registering for a clinic through Schuyler County Public Health’s website. Schuyler County Public Health (SCPH) and Schuyler […]

Cayuga Health Opens Additional COVID-19 Sampling Sites at Cayuga Medical Center and Cortland

Now Offering Five Sampling Sites to Support to Our Communities’ Health December 31, 2020 Ithaca, New York –– Cayuga Health officials announced today that they will open two more COVID-19 sampling/testing locations – in Ithaca and Cortland on Monday, January 4th to help support increased demand in the area. The new Ithaca sampling site is located at […]

Schuyler Hospital to Offer COVID-19 Saliva Testing at Drive-Through Location

December 22, 2020 Montour Falls, NY – Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Health (CH) officials announced today that they will now offer COVID-19 saliva testing at their drive-through location at the front entrance of Schuyler Hospital. The sampling location was opened earlier this year and until now only offered swab testing. The Schuyler Hospital Sampling Site […]

Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility Reports an Increase in Active COVID-19 Positive Cases

Seneca View Team Has Taken Steps to Contain December 21, 2020 Montour Falls, NY – Schuyler Hospital officials announced today that they are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility. Currently there are 18 known positive cases at Seneca View, 14 of these residents are experiencing no symptoms. […]

First Cayuga Health Providers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

December 21, 2020 Ithaca, New York –– Cayuga Health officials announced today that Dr. Keith Lambert, ER Physician, Kate Rosa, RN, and Dr. Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Pulmonologist/Critical Care Specialist, were among the initial Cayuga Health employees to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The frontline providers received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, as part of […]

Seneca View COVID-19 Update to Residents and Families 11 10 2020

November 10, 2020 To all Seneca View Residents, Families, and Staff: Since early October we have been contacting families weekly via phone to provide updates on our slowly evolving COVID-19 situation. Today, I am pleased to inform you that the affected nursing unit has not had any new occurrences of the virus for more than […]

New Digital Cayuga Health Magazine Released

Free Interactive Publication Features Print and Video Components to Enhance Connection to Patients and the Community

Media Advisory for Cayuga Health Mass Sampling Center

Cayuga Health is alerting the public that the Mass Sampling Center located at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot, 40 Catherwood Road will be making a slight move to the back of the mall near the Regal Cinema entrance starting on Tuesday, September 8.

Seneca View COVID-19 Update to Residents and Family Members 8 18 2020

August 18, 2020 To our Residents and Family Members:                                                  Seneca View Residents Remain COVID-FREE Shortly after sending out our restricted visitation resumption announcement this past Friday, we learned that a staff […]

Cayuga Health Launches New Coronavirus Community Tracking Tool

Daily data now available for tests taken at Mass Sampling Center 

Schuyler Hospital Changing Public Entrance to Main Lobby

Starting Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 6 a.m., the entrance to Schuyler Hospital will be changed to the Main Lobby Entrance, where all outpatients and Medical-Surgical visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors, and temperatures taken. Emergency Department patients should continue to use the Emergency Department entrance. The Hospital Main Lobby Entrance […]

Seneca View COVID-19 Update for Residents and Families Regarding Visitation 7 10 2020

July 10, 2020 To all Staff, Residents, and Families: Today the Department of Health announced a program that provides for a limited reduction of nursing home visit restrictions.  Using the new guidelines, nursing homes must create and submit an application to DOH for approval.  Seneca View is in the process of learning about these new […]

Cayuga Health Thanks Community for Remarkable #CayugaGivingDay

Over $147,000 raised to replenish COVID-19 depleted funds.

Cayuga Health has Resumed Limited Inpatient Visitation for Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital

Will follow NYS Guidelines and limit visit time.

Visitation Policy for Schuyler Hospital, as of June 29, 2020

SCHUYLER HOSPITAL POLICY & PROCEDURE POLICY STATEMENT: Separation of patients and their loved ones during a hospitalization can cause significant stress and anxiety, and the opportunity to visit hospitalized patients must be done in a manner that continues to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and wellbeing of patients, staff, and visitors. […]

Cayuga Health Partners with Ithaca Based GiveGab for #CayugaGivingDay 24-Hour Campaign

Giving Day to Support COVID-19 Response Funds

Schuyler Hospital COVID-19 Testing Site Changing Hours

Schuyler Hospital has announced that they are changing the hours for their COVID-19 Testing Site starting Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The testing site at 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls – available to essential businesses – will be open Monday and Friday mornings, and Wednesday afternoons by appointment only. Businesses must pre-register by calling the Hospital […]

Schuyler Hospital Offering COVID-19 Testing Site to Businesses as NYS Begins to Reopen

Businesses Must Pre-Register and Schedule Test Appointments

Cayuga Health To Begin Resumption of Elective Surgeries

Cayuga Medical Center Is Prepared and Ready to Begin Servicing Surgical Patients The Week of May 4th,  Schuyler Hospital May 12th Cayuga Health announced today that they meet Governor Cuomo’s requirements to begin performing outpatient elective surgeries. Cayuga Medical Center will resume the week of May 4, 2020 and Schuyler Hospital on May 12th. The NYS […]

A Letter from the Cayuga Health Board of Directors

Cayuga Health Confronting COVID-19 ‘Head-On’ to Protect Local Communities & Beyond

Cayuga Health Proactively Tests Local Nursing Homes for COVID-19

Mobile Testing Unit Went to Seneca View in Schuyler County Today   April 20, 2020 Montour Falls, New York ––  Earlier today Cayuga Health deployed their mobile testing unit to test the residents of Schuyler Hospital’s Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for COVID-19. Cayuga Health is taking a proactive approach to testing at-risk individuals and […]

Cayuga Health Expands Telehealth Services To Meet Patient Needs in Response to COVID-19

Patients encouraged to make appointments online today at

Seneca View COVID-19 Containment Efforts Update for Residents and Family Members 4 10 2020

To our Residents and Family Members:  COVID-19 Prevention Efforts Update – April 10, 2020 We are pleased to inform you that our enhanced infection prevention measures remain in place and our facility is a COVID-19 Free location – in both our resident and staff populations.

NYC Medical Mission Send-off

You are invited to attend a special send-off event for the CAYUGA HEALTH SYSTEM HEROES

Schuyler Hospital Sets Up Procedural Mask Production Site

Volunteers and Equipment Needed for Second Cayuga Health Production Site   Schuyler Hospital is setting up a procedural mask production site in Montour Falls, and volunteers are needed.

Seneca View COVID-19 Containment Efforts Update for Residents and Family Members 4 2 2020

April 2, 2020 To our Residents and Family Members: COVID-19 Containment Efforts Update Thank you all for your patience and assistance with our adoption of the stringent COVID-19 enhanced precautions at Seneca View. As you likely already know, these are required by the Centers for Disease Control, and the NY State Department of Health, and […]

Cayuga Health and Tompkins County Open New COVID-19 Sampling Center in Ithaca

March 23, 2020 Ithaca, New York –– Cayuga Health (CH) and Tompkins County officials announced today that they are opening a new COVID-19 sampling center location for patients who meet screening criteria for testing to handle more widespread screening. The Sampling Center will be open starting Tuesday, March 24 from 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

Cayuga Health Postponing All Non-Essential Surgeries

Effective Friday March 20, 2020, at 5 p.m., all non-essential surgeries have been postponed by 60 days due to COVID-19.  Cayuga Medical Center will continue to provide availability for emergent/urgent surgeries.

Seneca View COVID-19 Containment Efforts Update for Residents and Family Members 3 19 2020

March 19, 2020 To our Residents and Family Members: COVID-19 Containment Efforts Update During these uncertain times I wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update of all the extra steps we have put in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, to Seneca View. Following guidance issued by the […]

Cayuga Health Suspending Hospital Visitation

In response to the directive from NYS Department of Health, Cayuga Health is suspending all hospital visitation to Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital.

Schuyler Hospital Limiting Visitors to One at a Time

Out of an abundance of caution for our patients and staff, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Schuyler Hospital will be implementing a policy of allowing only one visitor at a time for our patients in the Medical/Surgical and Emergency Departments.

NYS Department of Health Issues Advisory for Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities

Based on NYS Department of Health guidance, all visitation has been restricted for Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, except in limited situations.

Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility and Schuyler Hospital Implement Enhanced Measures for Visitors

Due to the increased risk to the elderly population for contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility and Schuyler Hospital have implemented enhanced measures for visitors, effective Friday, March 13, 2020, at 5 a.m.

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