February 25, 2021
We have been notified that we have one (1) staff member that has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is asymptomatic. I realize many of you would like more information regarding where the employee works and if they take care of your loved one but due to governmental privacy requirements, we cannot disclose specific information about anyone who has confirmed positive for COVID-19.
Because of the new positive case, we will continue quarantine for as long as the New York State Department of Health epidemiologist recommends. I have mentioned in previous correspondence that I know how difficult being under quarantine is for everyone. We can all imagine how especially difficult it is for our residents to be confined to their rooms. However, it is essential to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The safety and well-being of our residents and staff is of utmost importance. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Clinton County Nursing Home (CCNH) including staying in close communication with local and state health officials. We continue to follow current guidelines:
- Adherence to infection control and prevention precautions
- Screening residents and staff for signs and symptoms
- Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
- Practicing social distancing whenever possible
Many of you have heard that Governor Cuomo has lifted the regulation regarding restricting visitation in nursing homes. We just received the New York State Department of Health’s (NYS DOH) “guidance and recommendations” relating to general nursing home visitation. CCNH is in the process of reviewing this guidance and ensuring that our visitation plan is in compliance with the guidance and recommendations. We will be sharing our plan soon.
Unfortunately, the NYS DOH guidance does not allow visitation if there are new onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days. Because we have a positive staff member, we will not be able to accommodate visitation until 14 days has passed.
I would like to encourage you to continue to connect with your loved one through video chat or a phone call. Please contact our Activities Department to arrange your visit.
Clinton County Nursing Home is an 80 bed Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility operated by Clinton County, centrally located on Flynn Avenue in Plattsburgh, NY. We have been providing quality long term health care and skilled nursing services to the community since 1874.
We are committed to caring and excellence in the delivery of health care services to our eighty residents in a safe and home-like environment.. Whether your need is short-term restorative rehabilitation services or long term skilled nursing care, our staff of dedicated professionals is committed to the highest standards of quality care in all aspects of each resident's life at CCNH.
Personal tours are available and we welcome and encourage potential residents, family members and friends to come and visit our facility. Please contact our friendly, professional admissions staff for more information. Our Admissions page will provide contact and application information.
We will provide our residents quality, professional, medical and nursing services that enrich their lives. We will partner with the residents and families of Clinton County and surrounding communities, providing comprehensive care planning, rehabilitative, nutritional, therapeutic and social services in a homelike and caring environment.