12.21.20 Letter To Families and Friends
Dear Sinai Residents, Employees, Families, Friends, and Doctors;
I hope this letter finds you Healthy & Safe!
To ensure the safety of our residents and employees we are continuing Covid-19 testing of Residents weekly and Employees two- three times a week at this time due to the high prevalence of Covid in the community. In transparency the facility currently has 2 residents that have tested positive for Covid-19 and 3 Covid positive residents that were newly admitted to the Covid Recovery unit. There is currently No employees that are positive for COVID-19. The facility is currently in outbreak mode. Unfortunately, we suffered with the total loss of 20 Residents to the Covid-19 virus. We ask that everyone remains vigilant with PPE & mask usage and we continuously encourage safe social distancing.
Sinai continues to arrange scheduled & supervised outdoor visitation by appointment only, during the hours of 11:30am- 1:30pm. Visits will be limited to 15 minutes per visit at this time in order to accommodate as many scheduled visits as possible. ** Please Note – visits will be cancelled / rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions such as Rain or Temperatures below 45 degrees**. To Schedule an outdoor visit please contact the social worker or leave a voicemail at 973-483-6800×117 and someone will return your call to schedule a visit. Please see the website for visitation rules and regulations for visiting at this time. Please note that the City of Newark is highly discouraging any visits at this time that are not related to end of life.
Any family that would like to arrange for a facetime phone call, outdoor visitation, essential caregiver visit, or end of life visit can either contact the social services department or leave a voice mail at 973-483-6800×117.
For all urgent inquiries, please call us 24/7 at 973-483-6800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Please note the Emergency Outbreak Plan is posted to the Sinai Website for review.
Please remember to check our Website for updates that are posted regularly
As always, we thank you for your continued support and pray that everyone stays safe and well through this Holiday Season.