Masonic Care Community officials in Utica are assuring the public that at this time, there have been no positively confirmed cases of COVID-19 on its 2150 Bleecker St. campus.
“Today we learned of false posts on social media, including Facebook, indicating that someone had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Masonic Care Community,” said Kathy Contino-Turner, director of communications and marketing. “We continue our efforts to follow and implement precautions and directives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of our residents and staff remain the most important priority at the Masonic Care Community.”
The Masonic Care Community is the center diamond in a crown of properties owned and managed by the trustees of the Masonic Hall and Home and the members of the Masonic Fraternity. The effort to build a home for masons, their wives, widows and orphans began in the mid 1800s.
The Masonic Care Community opened its doors in May of 1893 as the Masonic Home. Today, this first class facility is open to everyone and more than 500 elders call MCC home. The 400 acres are close to city services and area attractions, and also offer residents a safe and secure country setting complete with a pond, stream, woods and a variety of wildlife.