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.

Updated 7/8/20

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.

Red Phase

Red Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Life sustaining businesses only
  • Schools (for in-person instruction) and child care facilities closed
  • Restaurants limited to takeout and delivery
  • Indoor recreation, gyms, spas and entertainment facilities closed
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions in place

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at home order in place
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people prohibited

Yellow Phase

Yellow Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Business with in-person operations must follow safety guidance
  • Working remotely continue where feasible
  • Schools remain closed but child care may open
  • Restaurants limited to takeout and delivery. Beginning June 5, restaurants and retail food service businesses permitted to add dine-in service in outdoor seating areas.
  • Indoor recreation, gyms, spas and entertainment facilities closed
  • Congregate care and prison restrictions remain in place

Social Restrictions

  • Stay at home order lifted, mitigation efforts remain in place
  • Gatherings of more than 25 people prohibited

Green Phase

Green Phase

Work & Congregate Settings

  • Businesses operating at 50% occupancy in yellow phase may increase to 75%, working remotely strongly encouraged
  • Schools can open, subject to CDC and state guidance (remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year)
  • Restaurants permitted to provide take-out, delivery and dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
  • Hair salons and barber shops open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only
  • Indoor recreation open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged
  • Entertainment such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls open at 50% occupancy
  • Prison and hospital vitiation determined by individual facilities

Social Restrictions

  • Face masks are required when leaving your home
  • Gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited (churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship excluded from this limitation)