COVID-19 Status

March 19, 2024:

Status

We have received notification from the NJDOH that as of March 11, 2024, the facility is no longer in outbreak status. This means that masking is no longer required except in those situations in which it is required as part of PPE.

Staff and visitors are free to continue to mask if they choose.

    Broadway House strongly encourages all staff, residents, and visitors to receive the latest COVID-19 vaccination and booster.

    The CDC recommends that adults 65 years and older who have NOT received 2 doses of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine or have NOT received 1 dose of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine in the past 4 months, receive an additional updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

    Broadway House will offer the vaccine to residents who qualify based on age and medical condition, that is residents who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

    Resident consent is required to receive the additional vaccine dose. We will contact the medical proxy of those residents who are unable to provide consent, and document this in the resident’s medical record.

    This is one of the many measures we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our residents.

    Visitation

    Visitation is allowed as always; we ask that you do not visit if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.

    Arrangements can be provided for Zoom meetings, FaceTime, etc.

    In room visitation is allowed.

    Visiting a resident on Transmission Based Precautions is allowed. In these situations, only 1 visitor at a time is allowed in the room and the visitor must wear all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The nurse will provide instructions to you on how to put the items on and remove them.  The items include the following:

    • Gown
    • Mask (N95)
    • Face shield or eye goggles
    • Gloves

    It is suggested that visitors follow infection control protocol and wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer upon entering and exiting facility.

    COVID-19 Testing

    COVID-19 Testing of Staff

    • COVID-19 home test kits are available for all staff.  If employees exhibit signs and symptoms, they should test at home before coming to work.
    • Staff should not come to work if sick.

    COVID-19 Testing of Residents

    • COVID testing of residents takes place if symptoms present or if it is identified that exposure to COVID-19 has taken place.

    COVID Testing

    • COVID testing for visitors is not mandated but strongly encouraged by the facility.  Broadway House continues to provide COVID testing on site upon request in addition to providing information on where you may receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the city and surrounding communities.

    Resident Dining and Resident Activities

    • All communal dining and resident group outings have resumed.

    Influenza

    All residents and staff are vaccinated, with medical exemptions for two staff members.

    Facility Interventions taken to date to encourage vaccination and boosters

    • Monthly on-site vaccination opportunities for residents and staff
    • All 3 COVID-19 vaccines are made available
    • In-service sessions by the medical director and pharmacist
    • Opportunities for individual or small group sessions with the CEO and medical director

    James Gonzalez, MPH, FACHE, LHNA
    President/CEO
    973.268-9797, ext. 1004

    Lois Beatty, BSN, RN
    COVID-19 Coordinator, Director of Quality & Patient Affairs
    973.268-9797, ext. 1005

    Elaine Brown, RN, MSN, CNE
    Director of Nursing
    973.268-9797, ext. 1067

    Gloria Horton, CSW   
    Director of Social Services
    973.268-9797, ext. 1115

    Korvette Hinton-Woods, CSW
    Director of Activities, Interns, and Volunteers
    973.268-9797, ext. 1035

    Donnamarie Lynch, MBA, MHA, PhD
    Chief Operating Officer

    973.268-9797, ext. 1265