VISITATION UPDATE: Learn more about our updated visitation guidelines.



Visitation Guidelines Updated for CVPH Skilled Nursing Facility - Pre-visit testing, mandatory masking guidelines issued by NYS DOH

Beginning Wednesday, January 12, all visitors to the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Skilled Nursing Facility must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result received within 24-hours of their visit, and must wear a surgical mask for the duration of their time in the facility, according to updated New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidelines announced recently by Governor Kathy Hochul.

The updated guidelines for nursing home visitation come as the Omicron COVID variant continues to present challenges in the North Country. CVPH Associate Vice President of Long Term Care Susan Biondolillo said the health and safety of the 33 residents and staff is always a top priority. “And these latest guidelines allow our residents to continue to benefit from the love and support of family and friends while reducing their risk of getting sick from COVID.“

Visitors to SNF will be asked to present proof of a COVID-19 test at the Nurses’ Desk. At-home COVID tests and surgical masks are available upon request. Visitors who request a test will be required to administer the test themselves while at the promises, before their visit begins. Surgical masks will also be provided upon request.

The CVPH Skilled Nursing Facility continues to operate under the current NYSDOH guidelines for nursing home visitation. For more information, call the Skilled Nursing Unit at (518) 562-7760 or visit to learn more.