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Weekly COVID Update


April 2nd, 2024


Dear Residents and Families,


The following includes information about the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. As we approach this rare and exciting occurrence, I wanted to share with you our plans and some important advice to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment during this event. Witnessing a solar eclipse is a marvelous experience, but it's essential to take proper precautions to safeguard our eyes and overall well-being. Please take note of the following key points:


  1. Eye Safety:  Looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can cause severe eye damage, including permanent blindness. It is imperative that you do not look directly at the sun without proper eye protection. We will provide residents with certified solar viewing glasses for those planning to participate. For family members, please bring your own viewing glasses if you also plan on participating.

  2. Outdoor Observation:  Our Resident Programs department will be facilitating a group viewing in a designated area. Our staff will be present to assist and ensure everyone follows safety guidelines. We highly discourage visitors from taking their loved ones outdoors during the eclipse separately from the planned event in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

  3. Indoor Viewing:  For those who prefer to stay indoors, we will live-stream the local news coverage of the event on the units and in the Auditorium.

  4. Emotional Support:  Some individuals may experience heightened emotions during celestial events. Our staff will be available to provide support and assistance as needed.

  5. Potential Community-Wide Implications:  There are projections for large volumes of traffic in our region, therefore we caution visitors attempting to visit their loved ones on the day of the event. Additionally, we highly discourage resident outings to be planned for the day of the event, as a return to the facility may be significantly delayed and pose safety concerns.

  6. Parking: Parking will be restricted upon arrival to the facility to prevent unauthorized parking at MCH. Our security team will be controlling vehicle entry. If you choose to visit your loved one for this event, please let our security team know that as you arrive.

Please contact Aimee Bodine, Resident Programs Director, at (585) 760-6152 if you have any questions or concerns regarding our plans for the upcoming solar eclipse.  While we want everyone to enjoy this extraordinary event, our residents’ safety and well-being are our top priorities.



Warmest Regards,


Alyssa Tallo

Executive Health Director

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