At this time, we have a total of six residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. At the direction of each person’s physician for the most appropriate medical care, some are in the hospital, and some are being treated here at the Tuttle Center or have been quarantined in their apartment.
Unfortunately, one of these residents passed away this morning, a gentleman in his 90s with pre-existing conditions.
As a result of these cases, we do have a number of residents on a mandatory 14-day quarantine, and at the Tuttle Center all residents are in isolation for the protection of other residents.
At this point, to our knowledge, no staff member of The Amsterdam has tested positive for the virus. It takes a lot of courage to come to work right now and we appreciate that courage.
Finally, I again want to reiterate that everyone has to do their part. The Harborside is requiring residents to comply with the Governor’s mandate set forth in the New York On Pause Executive Order, notably Matilda’s Law, requiring individuals aged 70 and older to remain indoors, noting that the Governor extended the duration of the Executive Order restrictions through 4/15/20.
We have already arranged for a variety of services so our residents do not need to leave their apartments and should not. If they need anything, they have been encouraged to let us know.