There continue to be no positive cases of COVID-19 amongst staff or residents. The facility will be completing monthly testing of staff 11/1 through 11/3 based on Lancaster County's positivity rating remaining below 5%. This week, Lancaster County was at 3.9%. We are checking the positivity rating every week on Monday to determine our testing course of action. We continue to follow CMS and PA DOH guidance regarding use of PPE and infection control precautions. Any changes or updates on our COVID-19 situation will be posted here as we have done throughout the pandemic. Have a nice weekend!
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. Staff who order food from outside for delivery will be required to meet the delivery vendor outside of the facility and consum