Dear Residents, Families and Staff,
The positivity rate for Pennsylvania has increased from 14.4% to 15.3% in the past week. For Montgomery County the positivity rate has increased from 10.8% to 12.1%. These changes are very alarming.
Today, we were notified that two of our fully vaccinated employees tested positive for Covid-19 after contact with family members who tested positive. We are monitoring all employees who have symptoms and those who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. We are following the latest guidelines from the CDC regarding isolation, testing, and quarantining.
If you have any symptoms or known exposure, please contact the Care office (215) 302-3751 for guidance and instructions.
As a result of the current positivity rate, we are updating our requirements regarding use of the Accushield and Visitation.
Effective today, all residents are required to use the Accushield upon entering and exiting WEL Upper Moreland property. IL apartment and cottage residents must report to the front entrance to use the Accushield when leaving and returning to Upper Moreland. You may continue to use the garage, Wesley and PC entrances and then come to the lobby to register in. You must come to the lobby to register out before leaving.
Visitors are limited to 2 visitors over the age of 16 per apartment. Masks must be worn at all times. I encourage you to only have visitors who have been vaccinated.
All residents, staff and visitors are required to always wear a mask except while taking a drink or eating food. A mask must be worn while sitting at a table while not eating or drinking.
Properly wearing a mask involves having the mouth and nose covered at all times. Staff have been instructed to remind residents, visitors and other staff members to properly wear a mask.
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.
You can obtain your vaccine through the following link: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
Thank you and stay WEL!
COVID-19 EDUCATIONAL QUICK SHEET
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. The CDC does not list different symptoms for the Delta or Omicron variants.
Most common symptoms include:
- Dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest pain or pressure
- Loss of speech or movement
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.