Dear Extended Cobble Hill LifeCare Family,

Over the last few days we received notice of 6 additional staff members who tested positive for COVID- 19 and 3 residents from 5B. As always, the staff members were taken off schedule and are recuperating at home.

We fully expect this number to keep increasing as long as there is active widespread transmission in the community.

We remain optimistic that this surge will pass in the next few weeks and that the severity of illness we are seeing will continue to remain low.

Given the contagiousness of this strain, we are encouraging as much virtual visitation as possible. We know for sure that some visitors have tested positive right after visiting which in turn caused their loves ones to be exposed and test positive.

If you choose to continue visiting your loved one in person, we will now require you to take a rapid COVID test on-site when you arrive. Please be patient as this takes time and we are working hard with fewer staff.

Please also know that visiting in person will also place you at risk. You will likely be exposed during your visit.

If you have any specific questions or concerns about this, I encourage you to reach out to us via the COVID hotline at (718) 247-1153 or email us at covid19@cobblehill.org.

Thank you,

Stephanie Zevon
Director of Social work