Dear Residents, Families and Employees:
Thank you for so diligently following the procedures and precautions we’ve put in place over the last several weeks to help keep our community healthy and best limit the spread of COVID-19.
By following these practical, prudent measures – such as strict social distancing, regular cleaning of surfaces and monitoring our health – we are all doing our part in this fight.
As this pandemic persists, we remain committed to updating you on a regular basis as any relevant information becomes available.
At this time, we are caring for two residents at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park that have tested positive for the virus. These residents are in isolation at the current time. If a resident goes to the hospital for any reason, they are currently being presumed as positive for COVID-19 and tested by the hospital. Additionally, several members of our team remain at home in self-quarantine who have either tested positive, are experiencing mild symptoms, or are awaiting test results. Please continue to have these members of our extended WEL family in your thoughts.
There are no immediate plans to change the social distancing of our residents, to re-open our dining rooms or make other changes to our services. This is an arduous journey, but we will get there together.
We are continuing to carry out several actions to further help limit the virus’s spread. For example, we are continuing our multiple health screenings daily for all employees or vendors who enter our community, and employees continue to be required to wear masks at all times and gloves whenever a staff member is providing resident care.
We have recently placed all of the health center staff in full protective equipment of N95 masks, gowns and goggles or face shields, as recommended by the CDC. At this time, we are requesting residents wear a mask, scarf of some covering over their nose and mouth when in the hallway or at the mailboxes.
As always, if you begin to experience any symptom of COVID-19, including shortness of breath, a fever or a cough, please contact our healthcare team right away. Or, should you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please take care of yourselves, and we will be in touch again soon.