Daily Update April 21, 2020

Good afternoon. Today we have been informed of two more positive resident cases.   There are currently eight residents with test results pending.  There was one staff member who reported a confirmed positive case.  The total number of residents who have tested positive is 25 while staff is 16.  Social Service staff have continued making the weekly calls to all family members today.  These should be completed by the end of this week.  Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
The numbers in PA reported by the Department of Health today included 132,323 negative and 34,528 positive cases.  Lancaster County now has 1295 positive and 5956 negatives.  The number of nursing and assisted living facilities in Lancaster County reporting positive cases is now 22 with 291 resident cases and 60 employees.  While the numbers do not appear to be growing as rapidly as they did a few weeks ago, the numbers still continue to climb in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania.  We remain vigilant with our infection control procedures and screening of staff several times during their shift.
We continue to report daily to the Department of Health and the Health Care Coalition with each new case of resident or employee confirmed positive test results.  We continue with our daily status updates with our medical director and review operations with our team on a daily basis to ensure timely/efficient communication as the situation changes.
Thank you again for your continued support and words of encouragement!

Sharon

Comments

  1. Thank you again and again for the ongoing communication and efforts you are taking to keep everyone safe and healthy! Other than sending cards/letters, etc. is there anything we can do to help brighten the days of the residents and staff? You are all doing an amazing job and are appreciated!!!!!

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    1. If you would like to send a card that we could share with the staff, that would be so wonderful! We have started a bulletin board to post positive messages we receive from you and others to the staff. It goes a long way! The staff could sure use the emotional support right now! Thank you for your kindness!

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    2. Also the residents would appreciate any cards and positive messages! I have a friend who is dropping off some word search puzzles for the residents. Those kinds of things that help to keep their mind off of their surroundings are much appreciated!

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  2. Sounds good!! Thank you so much :)

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