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Visitation resumes at Saratoga Springs’ The Wesley Community

This 2020 photo shows The Wesley Community, a senior living facility, off Lawrence Street in Saratoga Springs.
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This 2020 photo shows The Wesley Community, a senior living facility, off Lawrence Street in Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Family members can begin visiting loved ones again at Wesley Health Care Center, the facility announced Wednesday.

Facility administrator Jessica Florio posted a COVID update to the center’s website Tuesday announcing a suspension of visits after COVID-19 test results for a staff member came back positive Tuesday. The employee had not been on site since July 18 and Florio considered residents to be at low risk, according to Tuesday’s update. The first round of facility-wide COVID testing Wednesday morning showed no further cases and the suspension was lifted, according to Florio’s Wednesday update.

The unit 3 Hathorn is on 14-day quarantine and will require that precautions be taken when entering any resident room through Aug. 10, the letter said. Only a resident’s two designated personal caregivers will be allowed into the unit during visitation hours during the 14-day period, and they will be required to remain in the resident’s room for their entire visit. Caregivers were determined in June. The unit coordinator or social worker can check a resident’s list if visitors are unsure, according to the letter.

Staff testing is ongoing due to outbreak testing protocols, and facility-wide testing will be conducted again on the next two Mondays, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Any positive cases identified will suspend visitation for all units except for the designated personal caregivers, the letter said.

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