GREENHURST — An employee at the Heritage Green nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19.
Heritage President and CEO Lisa Haglund announced Thursday night the positive test was a result of mandated testing implemented by New York State.
“The staff member who tested positive is currently in quarantine, and will not return to work at Heritage until further notice,” Haglund said. “All of our families have been notified. In accordance with HIPPA requirements, no further details will be released.”
“At Heritage, the health and safety of both our residents and staff is of the utmost importance, and we are taking action to reduce the risk of exposure for all,” furthered Haglund. “The steps we are implementing are directly tied to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC, and state, local, and federal regulations, and we will adjust these steps if those recommendations change.”
Haglund says she considers her group lucky to have limited exposure to the virus, with only one resident previously testing positive.
That resident, according to Haglund, has since recovered.