Adirondack Health is temporarily pausing face-to-face visits with residents at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, citing the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in neighboring Essex county.
The moratorium begins today and is expected to last at least two weeks. Residents’ families were notified of the temporary policy change yesterday. There are currently zero COVID-19 cases at Mercy Living Center.
“We are pausing in-person visitation at Mercy out of an abundance of caution,” said Madaline Toliver, administrator of Adirondack Health’s skilled nursing and long-term care facility. “We recognize how difficult this will be for some residents and families, but we must do everything we can to promote the continued health and safety of the loved ones entrusted to our care.”
Toliver added that residents and families will be notified when a firm date for the resumption of in-person visitation is established. In the meantime, families are invited to contact Mercy Living Center to schedule appointments for window and digital visits.