To learn more about COVID-19 and gather more information, please contact our Social Work office at 718-240-5122.


  • In-person room visitation resumes:

    We are open for visitors, once again!

    • Wear a well-fitting non-surgical paper mask or a mask of higher quality (i.e., surgical mask, KN95 or N95) at all times during any visitation at the facility. If the visitor wishes, a cloth mask may be placed over the paper mask. The masks must cover both the nose and the mouth; and
    • Physically distance from nursing home personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not directly associated with the specific resident(s) being visited by that individual.

    In our ongoing efforts to protect our residents, the administration at Schulman and Schachne Institute in accordance with the New York state Department of Health Advisory will now require that you provide evidence of a COVID-19 test result prior to entry. Visitors must verify that they received a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests and two days prior to visitation for NAAT (e.g. PCR) tests. All visitors may use either NAAT testing or antigen testing. This means, for example, that a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday if it’s an antigen test or Friday if it’s a PCR test. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    If you would like to obtain an at home antigen test, one will be provided in the Schulman Lobby. All visitors, regardless of visiting pavilion, must enter through the Schulman entrance if you need an antigen test kit for visitation access.

       emergency PANDEMIC PLAN

  • Please see a copy of our Emergency Pandemic Plan here:


  • Can I choose how SSI may contact me with update information?
    Yes, your choice is important to us. Please contact the Social Work Department at (718) 240-5122 or use the "Contact->Email Form" (top navigation) to let us know your communication notification preference.

  • SSI COVID-19 Hotline:
    (718) 240-7401