From Valley Hi Nursing Home Administrator Thomas Annarella in response to a Freedom of Information request about the status of Covid-19:
Valley Hi continues to be COVID-free so there are no cases or deaths to report.
We have had a few staff members test positive in the community due to non-Valley Hi related exposures but our response plan dictates that upon identification of symptoms, even prior to testing, employees are placed off work.
This has allowed us to keep COVID out of the building.
Just as a side note, we did multiple rounds of housewide testing (residents and staff) a month or so ago and have transitioned to testing all Valley Hi staff, contractors, and medical partners weekly to identify any asymptomatic individuals and to be able to respond appropriately should one be identified.
He added, “Our seniors and caregivers deserve more from our State and our leaders.”
My suggestion for better oversight can be found in this article