January 22, 2021

 Our weekly testing of residents and staff has been completed for this week and we are happy to report that there are no positive test results for either staff or residents.  We will continue testing staff twice a week while the county positivity rate remains above 10%.  The county positivity rate is trending down and is at 12% today.   We will no longer be testing residents every week since we have had no new positive test results in the last 14 days. Have a nice weekend! Sharon Eyster, MA,ACBSW,CNHA,FACHCA Director of Operations

January 17, 2021

 There were no new positive employee or resident test results last week.  We will continue testing employees twice a week since the county positivity rate remains above 10%.  This week, Lancaster County is at 14.9%.   As previously stated, we are required to test twice a week as long as the county remains at or above 10%.  Residents will be tested again this coming week due to the positive employee test result the last week of December.  If all test results are negative this week, we will not need to test residents again next week.  Our vaccine clinic yesterday was a great success!  Approximately 50% of the employees and 83% of the residents were vaccinated.  Our second clinic is scheduled for February 6th where all of those vaccinated yesterday will receive their second dose.  Additionally, any staff or residents who waited, will receive their first vaccine on this date.  We are optimistically looking forward to bringing this chapter to a close so we can return to life as we knew it. 

January 9, 2021

 We had one positive employee test result this past week. No residents tested positive.  The employee who tested positive had no symptoms.  The employee worked on Rosemont.  Rosemont is now Yellow due to potential exposure.  We are monitoring all residents for symptoms. So far, there are no symptomatic residents. Our vaccine clinic was originally scheduled for February 1st but the date has been moved up to January 16th.  We are very eager to get our residents and employees vaccinated!  It's time for us to get back to life as we know it.  Even though we have had sporadic employee positive test results, there has not been an outbreak amongst our residents for many months. We will continue to be vigilant with our infection control measures and use of PPE even after the vaccine is administered.   

Happy New Year 2021

  Our since hope is that 2021 will bring peace, health and happiness to all.  Praying that the vaccine will bring us closer to life as we used to know it.  Happy New Year and may God bring many blessings in 2021.

Update December 30, 2020

 We have completed testing this week and there are no positive resident or staff results.  Testing will continue for staff and residents again next week due to the positive staff result last week.  Testing of staff continues twice a week due to Lancaster County's high positivity rate of 13.8%. We have just received confirmation of our vaccine clinics.  Our first staff and resident clinic will be held on 2/1/2021.  Please make sure that you have returned your consents if you wish for your loved one to receive the vaccine.   Our staff have been making calls to those who have not returned the consent form.  

Update December 24, 2020

 Testing for this week has been completed.  We received one positive resident test result.  The resident has no symptoms. All other resident and employee results were negative.  The resident who tested positive was moved to the isolation unit. Families were called today by Social Service staff with an update.  Employees have also been notified of the positive test result.  The phone line has been updated with the current status.  We will continue testing all residents for the next 14 days and all staff twice weekly.  We have not yet received dates for the vaccine clinics but will notify you when we do.   Wishing you and your families a safe and enjoyable Holiday.

Update December 20, 2020

The testing for last week has been completed and there was one asymptomatic staff member that tested positive. The staff member was sent home and will return after the quarantine period ends.  We will be testing all residents for the next 14 days due to the positive staff test result.  Additionally, we continue to test staff twice a week due to the high positivity rating in Lancaster County.   This week, the county is at a 14% positivity rating. We are expecting to hear from Walgreen's to schedule our vaccine clinics.  Packets have been mailed to residents and responsible parties to obtain consent.  Employee education and consents are being obtained.  We are very hopeful that we will soon receive the vaccine so that we can start to get back to normal.  We will be contacting you as soon as we have details.