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  November 29, 2020    Dear Residents and Families, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our covid-19 reporting and the actions we continue to take to combat and protect our community.   Saturday, 11/28, we were notified that the 3 presumptive positive residents, from earlier in the week, did test positive for Covid through Gene By Gene/PCR test. These residents will remain on Transmission-Based Precautions. Additionally, we had two more residents test positive for Covid from mid-week testing. These residents have been placed on Transmission-Based Precautions. All families have been notified of the positive Covid results. This makes 5 total residents this week who have tested positive for Covid. These five residents are all doing well. We were also notified on Saturday, 11/28, of one employee testing positive for Covid and two employees, today, who tested positive for Covid. These employees have been notified and will remain at home on se
  November 25, 2020    Dear Residents and Families, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our covid-19 reporting and the actions we continue to take to combat and protect our community.   As a result of last week’s positive resident, we tested all residents yesterday, 11/24. We tested two nursing units using the Point of Care Rapid Test. The rest of the facility we utilized our PCR test, and those results are pending. The Rapid Test resulted in 3 residents showing presumptive positive . Consequently, we swabbed these three residents again using our PCR test and those results are pending. Those three resident rooms have been placed on Transmission-Based Precautions pending the PCR test results. Their family members have been notified and these residents may not have visitation until isolation precautions are lifted. All three presumptive positive residents are doing well. We were also notified this week that 1 employee tested positive for Covid
  November 20, 2020    Dear Residents and Families, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our covid-19 reporting and the actions we continue to take to combat and protect our community.   Late afternoon yesterday, 11/19, we were notified by our contracted lab that one of our resident’s tested positive for Covid-19. This resident tested negative the week of 11/9. This resident had an outside appointment/consult on 11/10. At this time, this is the only known possible exposure that could have occurred. The family has been contacted as well as the physician’s office where the resident had visited. This resident has not had a roommate and yesterday was moved to our Sub-acute unit and placed on Transmission-Based Precautions. In the last three weeks we have also had 2 employees test positive for Covid. One employee has returned following self-quarantine and one remains in self-quarantine. These recent updates will not change our current visitation sc
  October 28, 2020    Dear Residents and Families, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our covid-19 reporting and the actions we continue to take to combat and protect our community.   Today we were notified by our contracted lab that one of our dietary staff tested positive for Covid-19. This employee has not been in the facility since 10/15 due to illness. This employee was seen by his PCP, on 10/23, and was released to return to work. The employee was tested for Covid by the facility on Monday, 10/26, as a condition to be cleared prior to a return to work. This employee will remain off duty for an additional 14 days. Unfortunately, due to this new positive Covid, we must stay closed to visitation until we have 14 consecutive days without a new on-set of Covid. Last week’s test results showed all residents and staff negative for Covid. We currently have no residents with any signs/symptoms of Covid within the facility. Once we achieve no
October 21, 2020    Dear Residents and Families, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our covid-19 reporting and the actions we continue to take to combat and protect our community.    Late today we were notified by our contracted lab that one of our staff tested positive for Covid-19. This employee worked on our B2 Unit. Consequently, all residents on this unit have been placed on Transmission-Based Precautions. All residents will be tested for covid over the next 24 hours and we will re-test weekly until we have 14 consecutive days with no new onset of covid. Families will be notified of the test results when we obtain them. We currently have no residents with any signs/symptoms of Covid within the facility. As a result of this positive covid result, we must close the facility to visitation. Once we achieve no new onset of covid for 14 consecutive days, we will open again to visitation. As of 10/21, since the start of this pandemic,  We have had a total of 3
  October 21, 2020   Dear Residents, Responsible Parties, and Family Members, The purpose of this letter is to communicate updates regarding our efforts to accommodate visitation, within the facility, as weather is becoming less conducive to outside visits. Effective Monday, November 9, we will begin our new structured in-house facility visits. Attached to this letter are two documents. The first document is the Implementation Plan for Reopening In Accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During Covid-19. This document is required by the Department of Health and describes how we intend to accommodate in-house visitation. We are also required to share this document with our families. The second document is the Visitor Acknowledgement and Consent Form. Please review this form and share this form with your family members. You will be asked to sign this acknowledgement when you enter the facility to visit. Pleas