Nathan Littauer Teams Up With Survivor Corps

Nathan Littauer Teams Up With Survivor Corps

Survivor Corps Launches Digital Platform,, to Empower  Community of COVID-19 Survivors to Step Up to Support Pandemic's End

Survivor Corps is one of the largest and fastest growing grassroots movements connecting, supporting, educating, motivating and mobilizing COVID-19 Survivors to support all medical, scientific and academic research, help stem the tide of this pandemic and assist in the national recovery.

Nathan Littauer Hospital listed as one of the few COVID recovery programs offered in New York State, as seen on

With the launch of Nathan Littauer’s new COVID Recovery Program, the healthcare organization is working with Survivor Corps, and is now listed as a resource on their website for those who may be suffering from Long COVID.

The new Nathan Littauer COVID Recovery Program is designed for people experiencing Long COVID symptoms for weeks and even months after having the virus. Our network of specialists along with a series of support groups and wellness classes, can help speed up your recovery.

Guidance From Littauer on COVID 19

Nathan Littauer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline:

(518) 773-5238

New York State Vaccination Hotline for
Eligible New Yorkers: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX

To find out if you are eligible for vaccination, visit New York State’s website at:… Enter your information, and see if you are eligible for the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are looking to be tested for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, visit New York State’s test site locator on their website here to find the closest testing site near you:

Additionally, here are the numbers to local public health departments:

Fulton County Public Health Department – (518) 736-5720

Montgomery County Public Health Department – (518) 853-3531

Hamilton County Public Health Department – (518) 648-6497…/coronavirus-covid-19

We are committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and employees. Our preparations involve ensuring we are equipped to respond to any potential cases in our area. We are continuing to work closely with New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments to actively monitor and respond to this dynamic situation.


Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia

If you develop these symptoms please call your primary care provider before seeking treatment in person, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing others. A provider will talk to you on the telephone, give advice for caring for yourself at home or pave the way to a full coronavirus workup. 

The CDC states that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. For a complete list of COVID-19 symptoms, click here.

Protect Yourself

Regular hand washing remains one of the best defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, including seasonal flu. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Protect Others

At this time, Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home is currently under visitor restrictions.

To learn more about Littauer’s visitation guidelines, click here for our Nursing Home restrictions, and here for our hospital.

If you are sick, avoid contact with people and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve (not your hands) or a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Helpful Resources

NYSDOH: Novel Coronavirus

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC: What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NYS COVID-19 County Tracker

County Health Department Contact Information

County  Phone Number
Albany (518) 447-4580
Clinton (518) 565-4840
Columbia (518) 828-3358
Essex (518) 873-3500
Franklin (518) 481-1710
Fulton (518) 736-5720
Greene (518) 719-3600
Hamilton (518) 648-6497
Herkimer (315) 866-6879
Lewis (315) 376-5433
Montgomery (518) 853-3531
Oneida (315) 798-5748
Rensselaer (518) 270-2655
Saratoga (518) 584-7460
Schenectady (518) 386-2810
Schoharie (518) 295-8382
Warren (518) 761-6580
Washington (518) 746-2400

You may question whether you should attend an appointment with your PCP or our Specialist offices for routine or follow up care that is not related to a respiratory illness.

Our plan is to deter respiratory sick calls from our offices during this time.  You will be safe attending your regular visits.

Should the county, state or nationwide advice on this change, we will change our policy to conform and we will notify you.  

“V-Day” at Littauer’s Nursing Home!

Gloversville Nursing Home Residents Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine

GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Yesterday, was “V-Day” or “Vaccination Day” at Nathan Littauer’s Nursing Home. January 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., the first resident at Nathan Littauer’s Nursing Home, 90-year-old Shirley Frederick, was given their first dose of Moderna’s SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine. After receiving the shot, Frederick exclaimed, “That’s it!?”

Littauer Nurse, Debra “Deb” Henry prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for the first resident in the Littauer Nursing Home.

Of the first vaccinated residents, was 93-year-old Bertha “Knuckles” Kenyon. Bertha, a Nathan Littauer Nursing Home resident for nearly two years, expressed she was “Extremely excited,” to receive the vaccine. Within a matter of seconds, Bertha was vaccinated. Shortly after, she said, “It will protect me, and it wasn’t bad at all. I didn’t feel a thing. I’m feeling really, really, good.” Today, she reports no side effects.

Interestingly enough, Bertha is the mother of Littauer employee, Lisa Kenyon, Nursing Home Manager. Fortunately, they are now one of the very first familial vaccination pairs. Lisa says, “I’m so glad. My mother is very on-top of her health, and she was ecstatic to get the shot.”

In a joint effort to distribute the vaccine as quickly and as safely as possible; various Littauer staff, retired Littauer nurses included, focused their efforts towards a common goal: the vaccination of their beloved residents.

“The staff were amazing,” says Littauer’s Vice President and Administrator of NLH Nursing Home, Leslie Beadle. “They worked as efficiently as possible with one another. Together, we were like a well-oiled machine. The residents were wonderful and their families were very cooperative. The coordinated process took only a few hours, as we projected. Then, they were ready for Bingo in the Halls.”

Nearly 90 percent of Nathan Littauer’s Nursing Home residents will have received their first shot, all on their own accord and some with the approval of their loved ones. With a vast majority of Littauer’s residents having established an immunity, it will help protect them from the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 virus in the future, and possible exposure to the virus. Everyone is feeling well.

Once retired Littauer nurse, Debra “Deb” Henry, was happy to answer the call in assisting with the vaccination of Littauer Nursing Home residents. “A shot in the arm is a hopeful sign for many, including our residents and their family members,” Deb says. “It has been a really tough time for them. Now, they have a strong line of defense against the virus. It’s a heartwarming moment.”

The residents who have received their first dose of the Moderna SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine today, will receive their second dose in 28 days.

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home Nurse Manager, Lisa Kenyon, with her mother Bertha while she receives her first dose of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine.

Lisa Kenyon adds, “We strongly encourage the immunization of others and encourage them to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe, effective, and anybody who is able to get – should get it. My mother thinks the same way.”

Vaccination Day in the Littauer Nursing Home was an invigorating day for the residents and staff. Beadle confidently said, “We’re hopeful this is a step in the right direction; a step towards normality and the safety of, not only our residents, but our community members, too.”


About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74 bed acute care hospital with an 84 bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting