Today we have received notification of one new confirmed positive employee case. There are no new confirmed positive resident cases to report today. There are six pending resident results.
We continue working closely with our medical director as well as adhering to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that there are 57,154 positive cases in the state. This is an increase of 737 from yesterday. Lancaster County reported 39 new cases today bringing the county total to 2295 positive cases. There are 32 nursing and personal care homes in Lancaster County reporting 546 confirmed positive resident and 144 confirmed positive employee cases today.
As of today, we have 7 confirmed positive resident cases and 8 confirmed staff cases. Three of the staff have already returned to work. Daily updates will be posted here to keep you informed as things change. Additionally, we have received guidance from an educational webinar with the National Institutes of Health regarding how long the virus is believed to remain on surfaces such as paper, cardboard, mail, etc... As an added precaution, any packages that are
brought in to the facility will be isolated for 24 hours before being sent to the resident. Mail will be held and isolated for 24 hours before being distributed to the residents. Families bringing laundry or clothing into the facility will leave the bag
of clothing outside the double doors. Staff will hold the laundry in isolation for 24 hours before taking it to the resident.
There have been two resident and two employee confirmed positive cases reported today. The positive cases are primarily concentrated on Appel however we do have a few cases on Rosemont and Rehab units. We want to thank you for continued prayers, support and kind words during this difficult time for all of us. Please know that we are thinking of you too and want to make sure you are kept informed.
As I reported yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is now posting information about COVID cases for nursing homes and personal care homes. You can see the updates daily on the Department's website at: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Cases.aspx.Simply copy and paste the address into your web browser to see daily updates. Today's information shows that Lancaster County has 1030 confirmed positive cases and 5217 negative. There are 18 nursing homes or personal care homes reporting confirmed resident and employee cases. Of those 18 homes, t…
Good afternoon. Today we have learned of two more positive resident cases and two more positive staff cases. Two residents tested negative as did two staff members. The total numbers today are 27 residents with positive tests and 20 with negative results. The number of staff who tested positive is 18 while the number of those who tested negative is 20. There are currently 10 residents with pending results. We are optimistic that the first group of residents who tested positive appear to have minimal symptoms and we are feeling reassured that they will continue to do well. We are treating residents individually according to their level of symptoms. As for the staff, of those that tested positive, five have returned to work and are doing well. We are currently awaiting results of tests for 7 staff members. The majority of positive resident cases are almost evenly distributed between Appel and Rehab. The number of positive staff cases are primarily coming from Appel.