Dear Resident & 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 11/28/2020 we learned through mandatory testing of all staff and Residents that, as of today, we have two ancillary staff members in the facility who have developed COVID-19, but all residents remain negative for COVID-19 . 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 begin mandatory weekly testing on all Residents. Based on the increase in our county positivity rate the staff will be tested twice weekly per department of health guidance. 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, test, 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 https://www.cdc.gov/covid19
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
William Penn Care Center Management