Update: Resident Testing
Dear Andrus on Hudson Community,
Taking the necessary steps to protect the collective health of everyone in our community is where we begin and end each day. A critical component of that effort, as you have heard me say previously, is testing.
I am pleased to share that later this week we will be testing all residents for COVID-19 in alignment with the State of New York’s testing initiative. This step provides another layer of protection and enhances our prevention efforts.
After consulting several physicians, we have learned that In some cases, there can be a another positive test result in someone who already had a positive test/was sick weeks prior but-- that the likelihood of that person being contagious is very unlikely after around 14 days. However, any residents testing positive will be placed on protocols until they test negative or we are able to utilize more sophisticated testing to determine whether they are actively infectious-- and that type of testing is unfortunately not currently available to us.
Health experts across the country, including here in New York, have gone to great lengths to remind people that more testing means may result in more positive test results. I share that view, and while I have no way of knowing how many residents may test positive, I do know that our numbers may increase and caution against assuming there is a “spike” in numbers if that does occur.
Currently, there are no residents (short or long term) at Andrus on Hudson on our COVID-19 symptom watch-list and protocols.
Knowing what’s going on within our Andrus on Hudson community is important on so many levels. Having timely information allows every member of our community to stay in the loop.
You have my commitment to continued communication. You also can find regular updates through www.andrusonhudson.org and www.aohnotify.com.
If you have questions, please call: 914-478-3700
Chief Executive Officer