August 23, 2021
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.
On Friday, 8/20, we received notice from the Commonwealth that York County’s Covid positivity rate has increased to 9.6% and Adams County increased to 8.3%.
A County positivity rate of 5% or greater does require the facility to take additional precautions.
Effective Monday, August 9, we will continue test all non-vaccinated staff weekly until York County positivity rate falls below 5%.
Effective today, 8/23, we have extended our visitation window to 7:00pm Monday through Friday. This means the last reservation can be made at 7:00pm.
For Saturday and Sunday, our last scheduled visitation will remain at 3:30pm
However, I do need to review/reiterate the current visitation guidelines.
· Visitors need to call the receptionist 24-hours in advance to schedule a visit.
· Visitors now have three locations to choose for visits.
o In Resident Room
§ Single Occupancy Room – up to 3 visitors
§ Double Occupancy Room – 1 visitor
o Assigned Lounge
§ Up to 2 visitors
§ No limitations on number of visitors or time.
· Visitors inside the facility need to keep their visits to 30 minutes.
· Visitors are to wear a face mask at all times while in the facility.
· The last available visit is 3:30pm for Saturdays and Sundays.
I am receiving daily updates from the area hospitals regarding their bed capacity. Unfortunately, the hospitals are at capacity and have active COVID-19 cases.
Due to the recent surge in the community, Hanover Hall will continue to isolate all new admissions and readmissions for 14 days, regardless of vaccination, as an additional precaution due to the current situation in the community and in the acute care settings.
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 maintain the mitigation that we have achieved.
You can be proud of the staff at Hanover Hall and be assured that all our staff continue to report to work and perform with excellence.
I know this continues to be a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to update you, as quickly as possible, with any updates and/or changes to our current situation.
Please know we continue to strictly adhere to all directives and/or recommendations from the local and state health departments as well as the CDC.
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