Booth Created To Ease Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing In Chautauqua County

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Submitted image.GERRY – Heritage Ministries and Lutheran of Jamestown are working together to follow New York’s new nursing home testing mandates.The two elderly care facilities will soon deploy new mobile testing booths created by Heritage’s Vice President of Facilities and local business D & S Glass.The booths will be adaptable to allow staff members to adjust to the height of each person, accommodating those who are unable to actively sit up or stand easily.They feature a plexiglass wall with a small access panel for test administration. Officials say the wall will protect both residents and staff from exposure, and will also help preserve valuable, and sometimes difficult to obtain, personal protective equipment, which would normally have to be changed out after each test and potential exposure.Heritage is also developing a plan to effectively clean and disinfect each station after use with the help of their certified infection control nurse.“As we have been directed to move into mandated testing for all employees by Governor Cuomo’s office, we needed to determine how we could implement that efficiently, while complying with all regulations,” said Lisa Haglund, newly confirmed Heritage Ministries President and CEO. “At this difficult time in our industry, it is important that we work together to protect our most vulnerable population, our seniors.”“Working with our fellow senior living communities is essential in order to provide the absolute best care for all of our residents,” she furthered.Heritage Ministries was founded in 1886 and has grown from its original campus in Gerry, to six locations in New York with additional affiliations across the United States.last_img read more

Bakers Facing $135K Fine Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Speak Out

first_img26 Apr 2015Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., speak exclusively with The Daily Signal about the fallout of their decision to decline baking a cake for a same-sex wedding.last_img

Simona Halep stages another Dubai comeback to reach semis

first_imgDUBAI: Top seed Simona Halep had to come from behind for a second straight day on Thursday, overhauling Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.Halep, who had saved a match point in knocking out Ons Jabeur 24 hours earlier, said she had to pick up her pace after losing the first set.”Everything was a little bit fast, too powerful. When I got the rhythm, it was much easier for me to feel the game,” said the world number two. “I played quicker in the second and third set. She didn’t have time to hit the ball. I think that was the key of the match. It’s good to have tough matches. I’m here to give everything I have to win every match I play. I’m happy with these matches.”The Romanian star will face Jennifer Brady on Friday for a place in the final.US qualifier Brady, who beat third seed Elina Svitolina in the first round, booked her last-four spot by dispatching ninth seed Garbine Muguruza, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4.Elena Rybakina claimed a season-leading 18th victory with a 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 win over second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.The Kazakh winner has been on a tear in 2020, winning the Hobart trophy and playing finals in Shenzhen and last weekend in St Petersburg.Rybakina will Friday face Petra Martic after the Croatian eighth seed defeated Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.As she had on Wednesday, when playing Tunisian wildcard Jabeur, Halep had to fight her way out of a deficit after losing the opening set. The 2015 Dubai champion lifted her game to win the second set and ran off to a 4-1 lead in the final set before finishing off the night three games later.Victory avenged the loss Halep suffered against Sabalenka last month in Adelaide.Brady, who ranks just outside the Top 50, has stunned herself with her form this week.”I was able to find a way, I wasn’t feeling my best,” she said after seeing off Muguruza. “Maybe I didn’t play my best tennis, but I stayed in there, competed and came out on top.”Brady recovered from a set down against the two-time Grand Slam winner from Spain, winning the second set by breaking her opponent’s last two serves.She finished off the upset a set later on a second match point. AgenciesAlso Read: Simona Halep downs Jabeur to enter quartersAlso Watch: Oil India Ltd (OIL) confers Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2019 to Teachers in Duliajanlast_img read more

ThurstonTalk Seeking Local Writer

first_imgSubmit a resume in Word format to [email protected] 200 words (or less) about why you love your community. To apply: Proven experience creating error-free articles on deadlineAbility to interview and interface with local business ownersInterest in writing advertising and marketing materials as well as business articlesSkills to snap quick photographs during interviews to submit with storiesInitiative to pitch story ideas on a monthly basisSincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our community ThurstonTalk is expanding it’s writing team.  Join our 15 paid, professional writers.ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities around Olympia, DuPont, Shelton and Elma.  Our stories are published online and distributed via social media to over 25,000 Facebook followers.  Our platform reaches more than 300,000 viewers each month – people that want to know about great things happening around us.Job Requirements:center_img Facebook7Tweet0Pin0 Please address any questions to [email protected]last_img read more