Glen Cove Center Visitation Rules
Important message about visitation:
All nursing homes licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health must verify that visitors have received a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests and two days prior to visitation for NAAT (e.g. PCR) tests. All visitors may use either NAAT testing or antigen testing. This means, for example, that a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday if it’s an antigen test or Friday if it’s a PCR test. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
For visitors who visit for multiple days, including a visitor who comes every day, proof of negative testing is required as often as feasible, at a minimum every third day (meaning at a minimum testing is required on day one, day 4, day 7, and so on).
BASED ON TEST AVAILABILITY, a nursing home may provide a visitor with an iHealth OTC COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test if he/she does not have other valid proof of a negative test conducted in the required timeframe, and the visitor should test him/herself at the facility. These tests are based on availability and all visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive for their visitation with proof of a negative test or run the risk of being prohibited from enter the building.
Compassionate Care Visits are exempt from such testing; however, Glen Cove Center highly encourages testing of all visitors.
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Stay Connected – Remote Communication
Staff is available to arrange remote communication, including video conversations such as Facetime, between residents and loved ones or friends. Please contact the recreation department as well to arrange this at 516-656-8000. Please click here for additional information.