Written by Wesley Enhanced Living on November 19, 2020.
In light of the surge in cases now occurring throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties, Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) has begun to reinstate restrictions and protocols throughout our communities so that we can continue to mitigate the spread of illness amongst our residents and employees.
Each WEL community is responding to updated regulations as they relate to visitation, activities, dining, housekeeping, transportation, religious and salon services. Executive Directors at each community are sending out regular updates with specific information regarding changes in processes and procedures. For more information and questions about a specific WEL community, please contact the community sales and admissions managers at the community of your choice here.
All WEL communities continue to rigorously follow these safety protocols:
- Social distancing and masks remain a requirement for all residents and employees in common areas of all buildings. All employees, residents, and outside individuals who are necessary to enter and re-enter a community, are required to go through the multi-step screening process before gaining access to any of our communities and will be given only limited access to necessary areas of the buildings. These measures include a temperature check and detailed questionnaire.
- Strict sanitizing protocols remain in place, including but not limited to utilization of fogger disinfectant equipment and repeated cleaning of high touch surfaces with FDA approved, hospital grade antimicrobial products. Residential living residents were provided a “clean key,” which can be used to help avoid contact with high touch surfaces.
- All employees will continue to be required to follow CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of illness, including these vital additional measures: frequent handwashing, using hand sanitizer, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, staying home if you are sick, and avoiding contact with others who are sick. We continue to use the WEL Employee COVID Exposure Guideline Tool that directs employees as to actions they must take based on asymptomatic, symptomatic, and exposure outcomes. This includes direction when not to come to work, return to work criteria, and added precautions to follow when they return to work.
Thank you for all your support, cooperation and understanding as we navigate through this transition.