August 28, 2020 – We have received guidance from the state for ongoing testing. At this time with Somerset County counts being low we are required to test staff along with Personal Care and Health Care residents one time per month. This will begin in September.  All new admissions and hospital returns will continue to be required to have a COVID test prior to return, and remain in the isolation area for 14 days. However, should Somerset county cases increase additional testing will be required. Saturday, August 29, both the…

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Dear Laurel View Village Community: We continue to move forward in opening things back up and wanted to communicate where we currently are in that process. We are grateful to say both Health Care and Personal Care are moving forward in their three steps of reopening. To learn where each area of campus is in the process click the link below to open the letter. Campus wide update as of 8.14.2020 Reminder to all residents, families and staff – remember while you are out in the greater community or even…

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Dear residents and families of the Personal Care Center, Our facility has strived to make contact between residents and their loved ones a main priority during the Coronavirus pandemic.  This  is announcing the protocol regarding visitation during Step 2 and Step 3 of the re-opening process structured by the Governor, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Please click the link below to access the entire reopening plan.  This plan has been updated on August 4, 2020. RE_OPENING PLAN FOR PERSONAL CARE CENTER 

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Dear residents and families of the Personal Care Center, Our facility has strived to make contact between residents and their loved ones a main priority during the Coronavirus pandemic.  This  is announcing the protocol regarding visitation during Step 2 and Step 3 of the re-opening process structured by the Governor, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Please click the link below to access the entire reopening plan. RE_OPENING PLAN FOR PERSONAL CARE CENTER 

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VISITATION UPDATE:  According to the PA Department of Health, a facility may begin to allow visitation if universal testing has concluded, coupled with proper staffing and personal protective equipment (PPE) levels. We promise that when the time is right, we will allow visitation to resume in a manner that is safe for our residents, staff, and family members. We ask for your patience during this time as we work through reopening and the new procedures we have to put in place. Given the critical importance in limiting COVID-19 exposure in…

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June 8, 2020 Dear Residents, Staff, and Family, As a follow up to the communications about the employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 we wanted to update each of you on several fronts. First the employee has been retested and the second test also came back positive. This is confirmation that the individual is truly positive for COVID-19. We need to use this as a reminder to remain vigilant on our effort to mitigate the spread. While on campus please continue to use masks, wash and sanitize your hands…

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URGENT MEMORANDUM DATE: June 5, 2020 TO: All Laurel View Village Community Members FROM: Timothy V. Mock, CEO RE: Positive Case of COVID-19 Dear Laurel View Village Community Members, As of today, June 5, one staff member has tested positive and is now quarantined at home. The individual with the positive test result is a member of our maintenance team.  We are currently following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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June 3, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Staff, With Somerset County going into the green phase this Friday, we have had many questions regarding visitation restrictions. We have received specific guidance from the PA Dept. of Health that our current restrictions must remain in place for at least four weeks beyond the county going green for our health care and personal care centers. Therefore, we will continue with virtual and window visits for those areas. Independent Living residents can now have visitors in their homes. We ask visitors to limit…

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Dear Residents and Families, As Somerset County moves to the yellow phase of reopening, many residents and families have been anxious to hear what that means for us at Laurel View Village. We are just as anxious and excited to get back to some normalcy and enjoy time with one another, however, we also have to err on the side of caution. In the attached image you will find the first phase we have developed in reopening our independent living areas. Our Personal Care and Health Care centers are regulated…

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May 8, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Staff, As we continue to navigate COVID-19 we are faced with different challenges each day, but also continue to see our staff rise to the occasion. We are grateful to share as of today we continue to have no positive COVID-19 cases for residents or staff. We continue to take precautions to lessen the impact that COVID-19 could have on our community. Currently, we must continue to keep a number of infection control procedures in place such as, the screening checkpoint at our…

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