Apr 13, 2020

United Helpers Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

OGDENSBURG – United Helpers officials were informed this morning that an employee of United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was not symptomatic and has not worked at the facility since April 7, 2020. On April 13, (today), after testing positive, the employee was placed under quarantine due to what is believed to be a community exposure. The employee is currently at home and is not symptomatic.

At this time, no residents or staff members are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

“Following recommendations from New York State Epidemiology and the St. Lawrence County Public Health, we continue our current protocols for surveillance of staff and symptoms related to COVID-19,” said Steve Knight, United Helpers CEO. “The safety of our residents and staff is always our number one priority.”

Tim Parsons, Vice President of Operations and staff members at UH Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg are currently contacting resident family members to inform them of the situation. 

United Helpers continues to follow guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the NYS Department of Health, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), NYS Office of Mental Health, St. Lawrence County Public Health, and other governing bodies. For additional information, please visit www.unitedhelpers.org/COVID or contact Stacey Cannizzo, Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality at (315) 393-3074.  For further guidance or information, questions may be submitted to the NYS Department of Health at icp@health.ny.gov, covidadultcareinfo@health.ny.gov or covidnursinghomeinfo@health.gov.

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