COVID-19 Status

November 11, 2022:

Unfortunately, Broadway House has been impacted by the high COVID-19 transmission levels in the state.

The facility’s first Outbreak Status was August 3, 2022.

Due to the recent positive COVID tests of three staff members, Broadway House entered a second Outbreak Status on November 2, 2022. This means that there are 3 or more suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the facility within a 30-day period.

Broadway House is in daily communication with the Newark Department of Health and the New Jersey Department of Health regarding our status.

Current Positive Cases:  24

Residents: 12

Staff:  12

What does this mean for Visitors?
Visitation is allowed as always; we ask that you do not visit if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.

Visitation

Visitation will take place in designated areas only. Security will advise you where those areas are.

At this time, in-room visits are on hold until we are cleared by the NJDOH to have completed the outbreak period.  Exceptions are for those residents on palliative or end of life care.

Visitors are required to abide by the following:

  • Complete the COVID-19 symptom survey (please note that any affirmative responses will result in denial of the visit)
  • Anyone with cold or flu like symptoms should not come to the facility; entry will not be allowed
  • Wear a tight fitted face mask while in the facility until exiting (facility will provide a mask if needed)
  • Maintain 6 feet social distance – to ensure this, visits may be restricted to designated areas only, within and outside of the facility
  • Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer upon entering and exiting facility

*NOTE:  Visitation for residents on isolation is limited to 1 person at a time in the room, in addition to the wearing of additional person protection equipment (PPE), i.e. gown, gloves, and face shield, which will be supplied by the nurse.

Broadway House strongly encourages everyone to be vaccinated and to receive the booster vaccine. We will gladly assist with this if necessary.

Resident Dining and Resident Activities

All communal dining and activities are suspended.

Testing of Residents and Staff

We will test all residents and staff based on CDC requirements, those who present symptoms and all who are determined to be exposed to a person under investigation.

Booster vaccines are offered based on CDC recommendations.

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

Herbert Belisle
COVID-19 Coordinator, Consultant for Plant Services
973.268-9797, ext. 1285

Roxanne Fraser, MSN.Ed, RN
Interim Director of Nursing
973.268-9797, ext. 1064

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

Freddie Matos
Director of Plant Operations
973.286.9797, ext. 1285