VHS, VRS address COVID-19 threat

With the spread of the COVID-19 in New York state and across the region, Valley Health Services and Valley Residential Services have made it a top priority to protect the health and safety of patients, residents and staff.

They are following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of the population and protect them from unnecessary exposure to upper respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

Effective immediately, Valley Health and Residential Services has suspended visitation.

“We understand visiting with loved ones is important and it is for this reason VHS-VRS is being very proactive in providing family members a variety of other ways to connect with their loved ones. Should a resident experience a health crisis, the resident’s representative will be notified and special visitation procedures will be implemented,” a spokesperson said.

Additionally, Valley Health Residential Services has postponed its April 16 Lunch ‘n’ Learn event with Estate Planning Law Center.

“As COVID-19 progresses in the U.S., experts from all areas of our health network meet daily to understand the current situation and adjust our response as needed,” the spokesperson said.