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Attention to our families,

As of 09/21/2022 we have 28 residents and 7 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

As of 09/20/2022 we have 27 residents and 6 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

As of 09/19/2022 we have 26 residents and 5 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

As of 09/16/2022 we have 22 residents and 4 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

As of 09/14/2022 we have 18 residents and 4 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

As of 09/12/2022 we have 11 residents and 4 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19.  All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

On 09/09/2022 we had 5 resident’s that have tested positive for COVID-19.

All contact tracing was performed, and all families were notified within the 24hrs.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

On 08/09/2022 we had 1 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

On 06/30/2022 we had 1 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19.  At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

On 05/05/2022 we had 1 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing was completed, with no other positives. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.

Update: 4/27/2022

As of 4/27/2022 we have 4 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). Resident testing has been conducted.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 4/26/2022

As of 4/26/2022 we have 3 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). Resident testing has been conducted.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 4/25/2022

As of 4/25/2022 we have 1 staff member that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). Resident testing has been conducted.

Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 4/18/2022

As of 4/18/2022 we have 2 staff members that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 3/20/2022

On 03/20/22 two staff member tested positive at GCHCC. At this time we are testing all residents, as well as testing any staff who had close contact with the staff member. Visitation will not be effected.

Thank you for your patience with us currently. Updates will follow should other cases be identified. Thank you, GCHCC Team.

Update: 2/1/2022

As of 2/1/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 34 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/27/2022

As of 1/27/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 33 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/25/2022

As of 1/25/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 31 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/24/2022

As of 1/24/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 28 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/23/2022

As of 1/23/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 27 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/22/2022

As of 1/22/2022 we currently have 22 residents and 26 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/21/2022

As of 1/21/2022 we currently have 21 residents and 26 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/18/2022

As of 1/18/2022 we currently have 21 residents and 25 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/17/2022

As of 1/17/2022 we currently have 21 residents and 21 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/16/2022

As of 1/16/2022 we currently have 21 residents and 20 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/15/2022

As of 1/15/2022 we currently have 19 residents and 20 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

DIRECTIVES from the New York State Department of Health:

As of 1/12/22 – Visitors must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours of their visit, regardless of vaccination status. Local testing sites are listed below.

SUNY Cortland: Open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=24841628&calendarID=6384496)

Cayuga Health Sampling Site/ Shops at Ithaca Mall: https://cayugahealthsystem.org/ 607-319-5708 Monday–Thursday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm, closed on Saturday.

Moravia Fire Department:

38 Keeler Street, Moravia, open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting)

GCHCC will offer testing Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please feel free to inquire with the receptionist prior to your visit.

As of 1/12/22 – All Visitors are Required to wear Paper Masks while visiting.

In an effort to promote effective infection prevention and ensure the safety of our residents and staff, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED to wear PAPER MASKS when visiting. The masks will be provided to you upon entry into the facility and are to be worn in place of woven fabric/cloth masks. If you wish to wear a cloth mask, it should be placed OVER the paper mask. Please remember to pinch the nose bar on the paper mask to ensure a more secure fit. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Update: 1/14/2022

As of 1/14/2022 we currently have 17 residents and 19 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

DIRECTIVES from the New York State Department of Health:

As of 1/12/22 – Visitors must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours of their visit, regardless of vaccination status. Local testing sites are listed below.

 

 SUNY Cortland: Open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=24841628&calendarID=6384496)

Cayuga Health Sampling Site/ Shops at Ithaca Mall: https://cayugahealthsystem.org/ 607-319-5708 Monday–Thursday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm, closed on Saturday.

Moravia Fire Department:

38 Keeler Street, Moravia, open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting)

GCHCC will offer testing Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please feel free to inquire with the receptionist prior to your visit.

 

As of 1/12/22 – All Visitors are Required to wear Paper Masks while visiting.

In an effort to promote effective infection prevention and ensure the safety of our residents and staff, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED to wear PAPER MASKS when visiting. The masks will be provided to you upon entry into the facility and are to be worn in place of woven fabric/cloth masks. If you wish to wear a cloth mask, it should be placed OVER the paper mask. Please remember to pinch the nose bar on the paper mask to ensure a more secure fit. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Update: 1/12/2022

As of 1/12/2022 we currently have 16 residents and 17 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

DIRECTIVES from the New York State Department of Health:

As of 1/12/22 – Visitors must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 24 hours of their visit, regardless of vaccination status. Local testing sites are listed below.

 

 SUNY Cortland: Open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=24841628&calendarID=6384496)

Cayuga Health Sampling Site/ Shops at Ithaca Mall: https://cayugahealthsystem.org/ 607-319-5708 Monday–Thursday 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am-2:00 pm, closed on Saturday.

Moravia Fire Department:

38 Keeler Street, Moravia, open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Make an appointment. (https://appointments.bioreference.com/nystatecovidtesting)

GCHCC will offer testing Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please feel free to inquire with the receptionist prior to your visit.

 

As of 1/12/22 – All Visitors are Required to wear Paper Masks while visiting.

In an effort to promote effective infection prevention and ensure the safety of our residents and staff, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED to wear PAPER MASKS when visiting. The masks will be provided to you upon entry into the facility and are to be worn in place of woven fabric/cloth masks. If you wish to wear a cloth mask, it should be placed OVER the paper mask. Please remember to pinch the nose bar on the paper mask to ensure a more secure fit. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Update: 1/11/2022

As of 1/11/2022 we currently have 11 residents and 15 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

 

Update: 1/10/2022

As of 1/10/2022 we currently have 10 residents and 14 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

 

Update: 1/9/2022

As of 1/9/2022 we currently have 9 residents and 11 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

Update: 1/6/2022

As of 1/6/2022 we currently have 6 residents and 9 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

 

Update: 1/5/2022

As of 1/5/2022 we currently have 5 residents and 7 staff that have tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, visitation will not be halted for any resident. While residents on isolation are able to have in-person visitation, we encourage families to utilize other means of communication (e.g., window visits, Zoom, Skype, Facetime). All residents will be tested weekly, and all staff will be tested twice weekly as part of our infection control surveillance. Updates may be viewed on this webpage but may also be received for individual residents by calling the facility and talking to an appropriate representative. Further questions on GCHCC’s Infection Control Practices can be directed towards Summer Barrows, Infection Preventionist. We thank you for your patience, as well as your support at this time.
Thank you, and stay safe,
GCHCC

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Our Mission

Groton Community Health Care Center is a non-profit committed to serving the community providing person-centered, compassionate, and exceptional care through rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and community based programs.

Our Vision

To excel as the community's provider of choice through innovation, commitment, continuous improvement, and excellence.

Groton Community Health Care Center

120 Sykes Street
Groton, New York 13073 607-898-5876