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 schedule. I believe we can safely continue with visitations until further notice.
As of 11/20, since the start of this pandemic:
· We have one resident positive with Covid
- We have had a total of 31 residents test positive with Covid-19. This is an increase of 1 since our last update.
- We have 13 employees who had tested positive since this pandemic started. This is an increase of 2 since our last update. One employee remains at home in self-quarantine.
Of the 31 residents:
- 20 Residents recovered. This is an increase of 0 since our last update.
- 1 Resident currently in-house with positive Covid results.
- 10 Residents expired and who had tested positive for Covid. This is an increase of 0 since our last update.
The Commonwealth recently updated the travel guidance related to those coming into Pennsylvania as well as Pennsylvanians traveling outside the Commonwealth.
As a result of this new guidance, Hanover Hall will need to apply this guidance to all visitors.
Latest Guidance At A Glance
- The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
- If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth, or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. This does NOT apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment.
- This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
We have and will continue to test our residents, who show any signs/symptoms. We believe this is in the best interest of our community. We are still very vigilant in our focus to protect and achieve the mitigation that we have achieved previously.
We appreciate your continued prayers and trust in the care and services we provide and for your understanding and support of any necessary adjustments as this situation evolves.
Please feel free to contact me at 717-633-4520 with any questions or concerns.
May God bless us all.
Daniel Pyle, NHA
Administrator, Hanover Hall