May 18th, 2021
Dear Resident and Family,
William Penn Care Center is concerned for the ongoing welfare, safety, and health of our residents and staff. The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The people most likely to become severely ill from COVID-19 are older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.
This letter is to alert you that on 5/18/2021 we learned that we had one office staff member test positive. At this time, we have been advised to stop all in-person visitation (if you are on the compassionate care program, you may still visit). Staff and residents must all be tested this week. Depending on the results will determine when visitation may resume. Please continue to monitor our website and call the hotline at 724-392-7019 for the most up to date information. We will provide updates on results when testing is completed. We are actively monitoring our staff and residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and working with our local and state health departments.
We will continue weekly testing on all Residents and staff for 2 weeks, then testing will be based upon results. All our staff members continue to follow public health recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. These include strict handwashing procedures, wearing facemasks, gloves, gowns and goggles.
To minimize the risk of our residents becoming sick with COVID-19, all visits to William Penn Care Center will continue to be suspended until further notice. This decision is being made per guidance from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We understand that connecting with family members is important. Other ways to connect include window visits, telephone, email, or through Skype or Facebook. Please feel free to reach out to our Activities Department to schedule a Skype or Facetime call with your family member.
For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/covid19.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
William Penn Care Center Administration