Executive Director COVID-19 update 8/20/2021

Update for WEL Burholme Residents, Families and Staff– 08/20/2021

Dear Residents, Families and Staff,

At 10:00am today, Friday August 20, 2021, we are open for visitation and residents may go out of the Burholme community. We received the results from the 70 residents and staff who were tested, and all were negative for COVID-19.

The positivity rates for Pennsylvania have increased from 6% to 6.9% in the past week. For Philadelphia the positivity rate has increased to 6.6% from 5.4%. These changes are very alarming.

We continue to monitor the number of changes to the CDC-COVID guidance including the increased need for use of masks while indoors. Our visitation protocols remain the same. Maximum of 6 visitors, visitation in the resident’s apartment, masks worn by all throughout the community, no visitation in dining room or common areas.

We are also monitoring the status of booster shots that will become available September 20th. We have two pharmacies that have offered to provide clinics for us. We will keep you informed when we have more information.
Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, employees, and visitors. WEL has mandated that all employees receive a completed series of the COVID -19 vaccine by September 1, 2021.

I would ask everyone who receives this memo to try to keep encouraging those you know who have not received the vaccine to do their part! Please vaccinate, don’t procrastinate. At one local hospital there were 325 patients in critical care due to COVID-19. Of the 325 patients, 12 were vaccinated and 313 were not vaccinated. It is obvious that vaccinations work! If a resident or staff member become vaccinated, please notify us so that we can register your vaccination.

You can obtain your vaccine through the following link: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/

Thank you and stay WEL!

Daniel Frost
Executive Director

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