St. John’s Adapts to Mandatory Visitation Restrictions

Following the announcement of the first positive COVID-19 case in Monroe County, St. John’s Home put mandatory visitation restrictions in place. The restrictions, which will remain in place until further notice, have been put in place with the exclusive goal of keeping long-term care residents safe throughout what is now a national emergency.

Read the letter distributed on March 12, 2020 describing restrictions on visitation at St. John’s Home.

“They’re asking a few simple questions. Have you had a cough? Any sneezing? Have you been outside the country?” explained St. John’s President and CEO Charlie Runyon to 13WHAM News. “Then we take the person’s temperature and document the temperature. We are taking this really very serious because of the risk it presents to folks we are here to take care of.”

See 13WHAM’s coverage of visitor restrictions at St. John’s Home by clicking here.

Runyon also told WXXI News that St. John’s Home residents are not being isolated from one another. However, any group gathering has been limited to 15 or 16 people. St. John’s continues to adhere to standards and regulations set by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

See WXXI’s coverage of St. John’s Home restrictions by clicking here.

The St. John’s Green House Homes in Penfield have also instituted visitation restrictions.

Update:  As of March 14, all visitations to the Hawthorne at St. John’s Meadows Enhanced Assisted Living have been restricted until further notice.




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