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Samaritan Summit Village Reports Two Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

Published on: December 13, 2020

On Sunday, December 13, Samaritan Health received notice two residents at Samaritan Summit Village long-term care facility – one in Assisted Living and one in Skilled Nursing – tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive case for both Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living at Summit Village.

The Assisted Living resident was tested as part of screening being done and was asymptomatic. The resident will be quarantined for 14 days and will be closely monitored.

The Skilled Nursing resident was symptomatic and was tested immediately. As a precaution, all residents on the same floor as this resident were rapid tested and all are negative. All Summit Village Skilled Nursing residents will now be tested multiple times over the next two weeks. The COVID-positive resident was hospitalized after being evaluated and cannot return to Summit Village until they test negative for COVID-19, per New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) guidelines. This measure helps ensure the safety of other residents and staff.

Contact tracing is being done to determine any other residents or staff that may be impacted by both of these positive cases. This suspends indoor visitation at Summit Village; we must stay COVID free for 14 days before it can resume.

Samaritan Health places the health and safety of our residents and staff above all else and will continue diligent efforts to prevent the spread of this virus in our facilities, following all NYS DOH directives for testing, contact tracing, safety equipment precautions, staff screening and close monitor and frequent temperature checks of all residents.