Dear Residents, Families and Staff,
The positivity rates for Pennsylvania have increased from 8.2% to 9.1% in the past week. For Philadelphia the positivity rate has increased to 6.1% from 5.5%. These changes remain 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.
We are continuing to monitor the status of booster shots. We were informed that the booster shots are only currently recommended for individuals who are immunocompromised. We will keep you informed when we have more information about COVID vaccine booster shots.
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. As of September 1, 2021, WEL Burholme has 100% of our employees with at least the first dose of vaccination or an approved exemption.
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!