7 COVID-19 cases at Summit Village, visitation paused

Updated: Apr. 12, 2021 at 3:47 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Seven residents at Samaritan’s Summit Village have tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday - and that’s despite 96 percent of residents being vaccinated.

Five residents on the 1st floor and 2 residents on the 4th floor have contracted the virus.

Out of the seven new cases reported in the past two days, five previously had COVID-19.

Jefferson County Board of Legislators Chairman Scott Gray says this is another reminder that we are not out of the woods yet. It’s hard to say exactly what caused the latest outbreak, but Gray says that being vaccinated doesn’t always stop transmission.

“But you can still get it, and chances are very low that you’d probably transmit it. But you’re still going to be a carrier of it,” he said.

Family visitation will be put on pause for two weeks as all residents are tested.

With the new state guidance, outdoor visits for Skilled Nursing 3rd floor residents only can be offered. Residents on the 1st, 2nd and 4th floor can have virtual or video visits.

You can contact Sandra Baril to arrange a visit at 315-782-7010.

Any questions can go to Sarah Trovato, Administrator at 315-782-7504.

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