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.

Actions are being applied under the guidance of the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and are intended to limit exposure to illness.

Although there are currently no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Schuyler County, hospital and nursing home officials are requesting that those with symptoms of illness such as fever, lower respiratory infection, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea avoid visiting the skilled nursing facility and hospital until symptoms have fully resolved for 24 hours.

Starting Friday, March 13, 2020, at 5 a.m., entrances to the hospital facilities will be limited to the Schuyler Hospital Emergency Department, Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility Main Entrance, or Rehab Entrance, where all visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors.

Visitors are encouraged to be diligent about handwashing with soap and water.

Seneca View will be providing video tele-communications so that residents may continue to communicate with family and friends.

Schuyler Hospital President/CFO, Rebecca Gould, stated, “Out of an abundance of caution, we are implementing every safeguard we can to ensure the health and safety to our residents, patients, families and staff until the increased threat of infection passes.”

With questions, please contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-7121 or email info@schuylerhospital.org.

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