July 24, 2020



July 24, 2020



Dear Residents and Families;


I would like to provide you an update of our recent situation with a resident here at Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center testing positive for COVID-19 this past week. As previously reported, the facility has been and continues to work with the NY State Department of Health in conjunction with the Tompkins County Health department and our medical team to collaboratively set up protocols and action items.

One of the action items was that we were directed to test all our residents and staff to confirm their current COVID-19 status. This included retesting of the resident that had tested positive. I am very pleased to share that we have completed all the testing required and have received the majority of the testing results, which have all been negative. This is fantastic news. At this time I am cautiously optimistic that Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is COVID-19 free and has been.


In an abundance of caution, we will continue to implement and follow the strategies that were put into place for at least another week or longer. These strategies include limiting movement of residents between units, isolation of some residents to their rooms and strict adherence to all infection control practices by all.


Our Therapeutic Recreation staff are providing in-room visits and activities to help our residents through this difficult time. Virtual visits are always available if you wish.


We are working diligently and continue to be committed to protecting our residents and staff. Your support and understanding during these unprecedented times are very appreciated. I will be sending out additional updates as our information changes. If you have any questions, please call Maureen Robinson, our Social Worker. Her number is 607-273-8072, ext #103.





Maureen Cerniglia


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