The Latest on COVID at Kendal on Hudson

July 9, 2020 – The Operations Team is meeting regularly to evaluate Kendal on Hudson’s status and identify steps to reopen in a thoughtful and careful way. Our goal is to keep everyone (residents and staff) safe from continued risks of COVID but also move together, unified with a new outlook of hope.  We realize that after many months of “quarantine”, some are apprehensive to re-engage in what has become a new, normal way of life.  The Kendal on Hudson team is committed to helping you to take steps forward by providing best practice guidelines and safety reminders.   

Just a reminder:  The Health Center (Clearwater, Adirondack & Sunnyside) are still under the directive of the NYS Department of Health restricting all outside visitors and congregate activity.  As guidelines change in these areas, we will adjust accordingly.


  • Limit outdoor social gatherings of up to a maximum of 6 individuals
  • Two residents may visit 6 feet apart with masks in elevator lobbies 
  • Must wear masks and maintain 6-foot social distance
  • If you are drinking, please keep your mask on and lower it to drink; if eating, please replace your mask as soon as you are finished eating
  • For a mask to work properly, it must cover your nose and mouth


  • All visits outdoors; bathrooms available ground floor lobbies of Alida, Clermont and Robert Fulton ONLY; NO visitors in apartments yet
  • Where possible, limit visitors to four at a time
  • Terrace remains a resident safe zone; no visitors on the Terrace please
  • Visitors to campus must wear masks and observe 6-foot social distancing


  • Outdoor walks on Kendal property, Rockwood Park, Sleepy Hollow Manor and anywhere you can walk on your own (remember to hydrate!)
  • Kendal Transportation Available, please call x1068 to pre-schedule:
    • Medical Appointments that your doctor can not provide via telehealth
    • Beauty Salon Appointments at an outside salon
  • If you have your own transportation, the following is available in our region:
    • Curbside pickup – retail stores and dining venues
    • Outdoor dining at restaurants
  • Day Trips with Family Members; Guidance includes:
    • Wear a mask when traveling in the care with non-Kendal family members
    • Sit in the back seat, if possible
    • Visit outdoors, if possible
    • Socially distance when on visit
    • Overnight stays are considered higher risk and are not recommended; however if you do vacation or stay overnight with family, you must self-quarantine upon your return. Call Resident Services for additional information.


  • Dining Services
    • Bistro open for Take Out Only; please wear your mask and maintain 6-foot distance while waiting in line
    • Delivery still available
    • Coffee available daily at “Kendalbucks” (Private Dining Room window) 8am – 10am
  • Pool open Monday – Friday; 9:30am – 11:30am AND 1pm to 3pm
    • Please come dressed in your suit with a robe & wear your mask
  • Gathering Room available to resident groups of six people or less.  Reservations required by calling Resident Services or the Front Desk