As states reopen, we must remain vigilant
Although the outside world is now “green”, the world within our community must remain vigilant against COVID-19. The health and safety of our residents always has been and will remain our number one priority. As we start to slowly lift restrictions and reopen some of our venues, we will continue the protocols we have in place to protect residents’ health and well-being , as well as that of our home care and hospice clients – many of whom are older adults – and our LIFE participants who are aged 55+. Vigilance still remains the key to stopping the spread of this virus and winning the war against COVID-19.
We have not made any changes in our work from home practices for any team members, regardless of where they work or in what county or state they reside. Our community centers and dining venues remain closed. Visitation has been resumed for cottage and apartment residents with restrictions.
Our skilled care centers and personal care and assisted living residences still remain under restrictions by state and federal agencies; thereby, necessitating the continuation of our visitation restrictions. Only essential team members will be allowed in care areas and all team members will continue to be screened. In addition, all team members, vendors, contractors and visitors must wear a face mask when on any of our premises.
We know that family members are missing their loved ones, so we are allowing window visits for family members of skilled care, personal care and assisted living residents at all six life plan communities during set times by appointment only and with strict adherence to guidelines established to further protect the safety and health of our residents.
Pennsylvania Reopening Phases
Gov. Wolf is using a three-phase approach to reopen Pennsylvania following the coronavirus shutdown. Below is a summary of what each phase includes. For further information, visit the Governor’s website.