Dear Residents, Families and Employees:
The COVID transmission rate in Philadelphia is currently High. Unfortunately, 2 new residents in our health center have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.
I need to reiterate how important it is to follow all the visiting limitations in the health center and in personal care.
There are still limitations that will be effective:
- Visitors who have a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms of COVID-19 or currently meet the criteria for quarantine (exposed, potentially positive) should not enter the community.
- Hand hygiene is required.
- Face mask covering the mouth and nose is required in the health center
- Six feet distance between people is required.
- All visitors (Health Center, Personal Care and Independent Living) must enter through the only entrance – main entrance and be screened on entrance.
- All visitors are strongly encouraged to have their COVID-19 vaccination or to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 267.348.3353.
Director of Nursing
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If it has been at least 2 months since you completed your COVID-19 primary series or had your last booster, then you are eligible for an updated vaccine.
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- Masking continues to be required in Resident care area such as (Health center, PC and Rehab) and Resident-facing areas; (Any area where you have close contact with the Health center , PC residents)
- Masking is not required in non-Resident facing areas.
- All Healthcare Workers in any location must continue to mask upon after an exposure to COVID.
Asymptomatic screening testing for unvaccinated healthcare workers
- Covid testing of unvaccinated asymptomatic healthcare personnel, is not required.
- Individuals who are symptomatic and those who have had high risk exposures should continue to be tested, regardless of vaccination status.