May 7, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, As you may already know, we have identified one positive Health Care Dining staff member through routine testing. The staff member is self-isolating, and it is not believed that the individual caused any other direct exposures on our campus. Nevertheless, our guidance defines this as an outbreak, and this requires us to stop all routine in-person visitation to the Health Care Center. We must test all Health Care residents and all staff and record 14 days with no new cases before we can…

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April 21, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, It has been wonderful having everyone here to visit as we have been allowed. It really feels like we have taken a big step towards getting back to “normal”. And yet cases are on the rise and we need to continue to protect everyone as much as we can. This week we learned that one employee who mainly works in Independent Living is positive and several other employees from around the campus have been exposed. All employees are self-isolating as appropriate for their…

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April 1, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, I hope this letter finds you well. We are extremely pleased to have welcomed back visitors to our Health Care and Personal Care Centers and more fully in our Independent Living areas. We know that it greatly benefits the well-being of our residents, families, and staff, to again be able to spend time with one another. While being open to visitors, Covid still remains a threat. Covid cases in the surrounding area are climbing from their low in mid-March and as such we…

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March 11, 2021 Dear Families, Loved Ones, and Initial Contacts of the Health and Personal Care Centers: We are thrilled to announce that the most recent CMS guidance has allowed our Health and Personal Care Centers to expand indoor visitation. Visitors are no longer required to book visits ahead of time, are not restricted to designated times and dates, and are not restricted to specific areas. However, the memory care units, skilled nursing center and Personal Care Center must continue to be handled with great care to ensure that every…

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  March 5, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, I am pleased to say that we have another week with very little COVID news to report. We have identified no new cases on our campus. We have been informed of one employee who has been infected off campus. The employee was not on our campus during their infectious period, which has allowed us to stay on track in our reopening plans for dining, visitation, and other activities. This is a good reminder that it is still important to…

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February 25, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, We continue to monitor staff and residents for signs and symptoms of COVID, and thankfully we have no infections of residents or staff currently. We are scheduled to test staff monthly, sooner if symptoms or new infections are identified. Health Care and Personal Care have been able to loosen restrictions and consider most residents negative and unexposed to COVID. As such we have been able to stop wearing gowns for routine resident interactions. New residents admitted to Health Care, Personal…

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February 24, 2021 – In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service’s Interim Guidance Personal Care Homes during COVID-19, we are required to post our Implementation Plan for Reopening. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our Personal Care Center. Laurel View Village thanks you for your patience and understanding and doing your part to keep our residents safe and healthy. We know his has been extremely difficult for our residents and their loved ones, so please know that our hearts go…

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February 19, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, With thankfulness we can report that in the past week we have tested appropriate residents and staff and have had no positive results from tests completed between Wednesday the 10th and Saturday the 13th. Test performed this week have been delayed in arriving at the California-based testing center due to the storms that have been plaguing the nation. We are required to test all employees next week and then we can begin testing on a monthly rotation. We will continue…

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February 12, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, Please see the attached test results for the complete statistics from this past week. We are pleased that we have continued with no new resident COVID cases. Only one new case has been identified in employees in the last week. We continue to be vigilant with infection control procedures for the safety of staff and residents. Independent Living (IL): Currently we have no known infections. Please continue to use caution when interacting and in public areas to reduce the risk…

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February 5, 2021 – In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s and Department of Human Service’s Interim Guidance for skilled nursing facilities and Personal Care Homes during COVID-19, we are required to post our Implementation Plan for Reopening. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our health care center. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our Personal Care Center. Laurel View Village thanks you for your patience and understanding and doing your part to…

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