DATE: April 7, 2020 TO: Laurel View Village Community FROM: Timothy Mock, CEO RE: COVID-19 Testing In Our Community and Stay at Home Order Dear Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Staff and Community Members, As we reported on April 2, a resident of the health care center was transferred to Conemaugh hospital for symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. We have since learned this resident was tested for COVID-19 and the results are negative. At this time, we have no other pending tests for staff or residents. We continue to take precautions…

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With the recent COVID-19 pandemic situation we have had concerned community members ask how they can help our staff during this trying time. First, as we care for those most vulnerable in our community, we want to thank everyone for thinking of Laurel View Village. Your support and prayers mean so much to us in these uncertain times. We are so proud of our staff as they continue to step up to the challenges we are facing. As we are anticipating the need to support our staff more during this…

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DATE: April 3, 2020 TO: Laurel View Village Community FROM: Timothy Mock, CEO RE: COVID-19 Testing In Our Community – What It Means for You Dear Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Staff and Community Members, As the novel coronavirus situation in April continues to evolve, we must adapt and prepare for the reality that we may start having confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Laurel View Village’s campus.  On April 2, a resident of the health care center was transferred to Conemaugh hospital for symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. We have since…

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We can’t thank all our staff enough for what they do on a daily basis – you are truly amazing! Below is a letter to the editor of The Daily American that was published on March 25, 2020 LETTER TO THE EDITOR As we go through life, we come across people, organizations and businesses that impact our lives.  We can look back and weigh the good and the bad, and know which were the ones that had the most positive impact on us.  For all of us, Laurel View Village…

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Dear Residents, Staff, Families & Friends of Laurel View Village, Further restrictions are necessary based upon updated guidance from PA Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time we need everyone to take the current situation very seriously for the health and wellness of ALL the residents and staff of Laurel View Village. We strongly discourage travel OFF campus or visitors coming to our campus until further notice. We are adapting services and evaluating ways to continue to support and serve your needs here on…

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March 20, 2020 Dear Residents, Staff, Families & Friends of Laurel View Village, Further restrictions are necessary based upon updated guidance from PA Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time we need everyone to take the current situation very seriously for the health and wellness of ALL the residents and staff of Laurel View Village. We strongly discourage travel OFF campus or visitors coming to our campus until further notice. We are adapting services and evaluating ways to continue to support and serve your…

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March 17, 2020 Dear Independent Living Residents and Families & Friends, We will continue to communicate with residents on campus via written letters and we are making every effort to keep families off campus up to date, however, this is a very fluid situation and changes sometimes hour by hour. With that said, to make sure you are getting the information as quickly as possible, but also keeping your extended family or friends off campus up to date we have initiated the following methods of communication: The website will be…

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March 14, 2020 Dear Residents, Family Members, Employees, Friends of Laurel View Village: As you may have heard in the news, President Trump has declared a national emergency as a result COVID-19. This development triggers heightened infection control practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know that maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of your loved one is our number one priority. Effective immediately, Laurel View Village will restrict visitation on our campus as required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).…

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To:  All Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Visitors, Employees, Contracted Employees, and Volunteers From: Laurel View Village Re: Coronavirus Update March 12, 2020 Additional safety measures being put in place effective today to limit the spread of flu and prevent COVID19. We understand that these changes may cause disruption to your daily life. Please know that these decisions are being made for the health and safety of all Laurel View Village residents and employees. Laurel View Village team and infection control committee will continue to monitor and follow directions from…

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Laurel View Village is  communicating again some of the action steps we are taking as an organization. We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and are working to prevent and/or contain the spread of virus outbreaks, just like we normally do with the flu. We all need to take some extra precautions and double down on prevention efforts such as hand washing.  As a health care facility, we take infection control very seriously daily and already have many protocols in place to reduce the spread of illness. However, we…

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