Update November 30, 2020
We have learned that one administrative employee has tested positive after developing symptoms and getting tested in the community. Our Infection Prevention RN conducted contact tracing and it was determined that there were no residents that had been exposed. The employee was in contact with staff members while in the facility however, the staff wore masks and eye protection during all interactions. Under current PA DOH guidance, whenever there is a new "outbreak", the facility is required to test all staff and residents until the facility achieves 14 days with no new positives test results. An "outbreak" is defined as "a new COVID-19 infection in any staff member or any nursing home onset COVID-19 infection in a resident." The clinical team has conducted the weekly testing on the residents. Since the positivity rate for Lancaster County remains high (>10%) at 12.7%, the staff continue to be tested twice a week. The residents will be tested weekly until we have achieved 14 days with no new positive cases and the staff will continue to be tested twice a week as long as Lancaster County remains in a high risk category.
Social Service has notified the residents of the current COVID-19 situation for the facility. The COVID-19 facility hotline number has also been updated. We continue to take all recommended precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in our facility. Thank you for your continued support!
Sharon Eyster, MA, NHA, ACBSW, CNHA, FACHCA
Director of Operations