Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

*Please see below for updated guidance on the Bivalent booster. Please call the facility if you would like your loved one to receive the booster. 

11/20/22

We want to inform you that we have identified  new cases of COVID-19 in the facility. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe, including testing and following the guidelines from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. If there are any further positive cases, we will inform you of such immediately. If you have any questions, feel free to call the facility at 516.536.2300. Visitation is not prohibited but we please ask, if you or anyone is not feeling well, please refrain from visiting until you are feeling better. Thank you very much.

 

11/18/22

We want to inform you that we have identified  new cases of COVID-19 in the facility. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe, including testing and following the guidelines from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. If there are any further positive cases, we will inform you of such immediately. If you have any questions, feel free to call the facility at 516.536.2300. Visitation is not prohibited but we please ask, if you or anyone is not feeling well, please refrain from visiting until you are feeling better. Thank you very much.

 

11/15/22

We want to inform you that we have identified  new cases of COVID-19 in the facility. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe, including testing and following the guidelines from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. If there are any further positive cases, we will inform you of such immediately. If you have any questions, feel free to call the facility at 516.536.2300. Visitation is not prohibited but we please ask, if you or anyone is not feeling well, please refrain from visiting until you are feeling better. Thank you very much.

 

11/14/22

We want to inform you that we have identified new cases of COVID-19 in the facility. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe, including testing and following the guidelines from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health. If there are any further positive cases, we will inform you of such immediately. If you have any questions, feel free to call the facility at 516.536.2300. Visitation is not prohibited but we please ask, if you or anyone is not feeling well, please refrain from visiting until you are feeling better. Thank you very much.

 

 

  ATTENTION ALL VISITORS

COVID-19 TESTING FOR VISITORS

 

  • VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO TEST FOR COVID-19 IN ORDER TO VISIT – THE FACILITY IS ABLE, AND WILLING, TO PROVIDE RAPID TESTS TO ANY, AND ALL, VISITORS.
    • If visitor is presenting a Rapid Antigen test, it MUST be “negative” from no more than 24 hours prior to visitation (i.e. – a Rapid Antigen test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday).
    • If visitor is presenting a PCR test, it MUST be “negative” from no more than 48 hours prior to visitation (i.e. – a PCR test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Friday).

 

  • For visitors who visit multiple days per week, including a visitor who comes every day, proof of negative testing is required as often as possible – at a minimum every 3 days.
    • Our facility will provide visitors with a 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.
    • The visitor should test himself/herself at the facility and provide proof of result to the Front Desk Security personnel.

 

 

COVID-19 TESTING EXEMPTIONS

 

  • Visitors for residents receiving compassionate care, hospice services, end-of-life care, undergoing significant mental/physical/social decline are exempt from these testing requirements.
    • When this exception is made, the visitor must wear any additional PPE that facility personnel deem appropriate.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are not subject to testing requirements.

VACCINE CLINICS: 

As reminder, our bi-weekly vaccination clinics remain ongoing for all residents and/or personnel.  Please contact the facility if you would like your loved one to receive a dose/booster dose.

 

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*UPDATED GUIDANCE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated the guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved and authorized for use.

 

  • Both PFIZER and MODERNA have introduced new bivalent vaccine products which have been adopted into the vaccine schedule as indicated below:
    • Adults are recommended to receive one bivalent mRNA booster dose two months after completion of any FDA-approved or FDA-authorized monovalent primary series or previously received monovalent booster dose(s). This new booster recommendation replaces all prior booster recommendations for this particular age group.
    • More specifically, this new vaccine product is based on the original (ancestral) strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 (BA.4/BA.5) variants of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Going forward, the monovalent vaccines will be reserved for the primary series doses only.
  • To be considered up-to-date under the current vaccination guidelines, an individual must have at least completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received one bivalent mRNA booster dose.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FIRST BOOSTER DOSES

  • PFIZER VACCINE
    • Persons are eligible for a bivalent booster dose 2 months, or more, after the completion of primary series (two original doses) and/or two months after previously received monovalent booster dose(s).
  • MODERNA VACCINE
    • Persons are eligible for a bivalent booster dose 2 months, or more, after the completion of primary series (two original doses) and/or two months after previously received monovalent booster dose(s).
  • JANSSEN VACCINE
    • Persons are eligible for a bivalent booster dose 2 months, or more, after the completion of primary series (one original dose) and/or two months after previously received monovalent booster dose(s).

 

 

SOURCE FOR UPDATED GUIDANCE

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/interim-considerations-us.html#recommendations

 

 

UPDATED EUAs & VACCINE PRODUCT FACT SHEETS

3/1/21 UPDATE

 

Please see our revised visitation policy which is in accordance with the new NYS Visitation guidance! We look forward to seeing you all soon!

7/21/20 UPDATE

We have just received and are reviewing the new guidance issued by the New York State Department of health. The Department makes it clear that visitation is not permitted just yet, but will be in the near future. The facility will reach out to inform you when visitation is permitted and the updated visitation requirements that must be met.


In an effort to safeguard our residents and staff

Effective Friday 3/13/2020

Oceanside Care Center has adopted a no visitation policy in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202, the New York State Department of Health, CMS and CDC guidance.

We thank you for your cooperation and assistance in helping Oceanside Care Center decrease the potential exposure of our residents and staff.

We understand and appreciate the importance of visiting your loved one but feel this policy is necessary given the increased spread of COVID-19 global pandemic cases in our community.

Exceptions due to emergency/extenuating circumstances may be granted on a case by case basis.

To seek approval please email: Aryeh@oceansidecarecenter.com or Carrol@oceansidecarecenter.com (please allow 24 hours for processing of requests)

Help keep our patients safe!


Protecting our residents is our highest priority.

The following measures have been implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines:

Visitation Restriction

If approved for emergency/extenuating circumstances, visitor will be required to have a temperature and risk assessment screening and also wear mask during limited visit and remain in residents’ room or designated areas only.

  • Risk assessment has been implemented to monitor patients
  • Screening of all staff for temperature and respiratory symptoms
  • Restriction of resident OOP (Out On Pass)
  • Restriction on medical appointments (unless it is deemed medically necessary)
  • Only testing that is deemed medically necessary will be done (labs, x-ray)

*Please continue to monitor our website where we will post updates as necessary*