Coronavirus Update

MEMO FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

DATE: 03/12/2020

MEMO FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

DATE: 03/12/2020

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MEMO FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

DATE: 03/24/2020

On March 22, 2020 an individual staying at Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) tested positive for COVID-19. The individual remains at a medical facility for treatment. RMH-NY has taken extensive precautionary measures already to minimize potential exposure to both families and staff. This includes putting in place social distancing and the closing of all common spaces in the House 12 days ago. With these measures in place already, the House feels confident that there was little to no exposure to anyone in House besides the family at this time.

RMH-NY continues to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State and New York City Departments of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and each of our partnering hospitals. We are closely monitoring this situation to ensure the health and well-being of our families, staff, and volunteers as they remain our top priority.

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MEMO FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

DATE: 03/15/2020

On March 13, 2020 an individual staying at Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) tested positive for COVID-19.  The individual and their family members were immediately transported from RMH-NY to a medical facility for treatment and housing.  In an abundance of caution, no new families are being admitted to RMH-NY at this time.

RMH-NY continues to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State and New York City Departments of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and each of our partnering hospitals. We are closely monitoring this situation to ensure the health and well-being of our families, staff, and volunteers as they remain our top priority.

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MEMO FROM RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEW YORK

DATE: 03/13/2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the United States and countries across the world, we would like to assure you that the health and safety of our families, staff, volunteers, and communities remains Ronald McDonald House New York’s (RMH-NY) top priority.

RMH-NY continues to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other partnering hospitals. We are closely monitoring and responding to the outbreak as circumstances change at a rapid rate. RMH-NY has put in place a number of policies to limit the risk and spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our families and our stakeholders.

At this time, the House has reduced occupancy in collaboration with our hospital partners, limited access to the House, and closed communal spaces for families. To supplement the closure of these spaces within the House, our team will be delivering catered meals in to-go containers as well as wellness and kid-friendly care packages to each family’s room. Additionally, we have closed our Family Room at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County in Brooklyn and suspended our Hospitality Cart Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Our team is taking a proactive approach to ensure the safety, health, and comfort of the vulnerable population we serve, in addition to all stakeholders and staff. We will continue to monitor and react to the spread of COVID-19 based on the recommendations of our health care partners and health authorities.

Ronald McDonald House New York is working diligently to continue to fulfill our mission and meet the needs of each individual family under these challenging circumstances. As a result, we are continuing to request the support and dedication of our corporate and community partners. If you would like to support families at Ronald McDonald House New York by donating meals or through any other capacity, please contact Nicole Kelly at nkelly@rmh-newyork.org or (212) 639-0148. We thank you for your support.