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April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We have made advances in our collective battle against COVID-19. After a steady decline there have been some increases in cases recently.  Lackawanna County has increased back to red this week with a positivity rate of 10.3%. We will be starting twice-a-week testing of staff again April 12, 2021.  Our test days are Mondays and Thursdays. Therefore, we have to…

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April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

This season of hope finds us committed to staying ahead of COVID-19 and will follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for guidance on our facility’s reopening plans.   Thank you to all family members who joined us on the Zoom call earlier this week to discuss changes…

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March 26, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

March 26, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Our community has made great strides in the past year recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to staying several steps ahead of the pandemic and continue to emphasize the measures that enabled us to reach this point: vaccinations, social distancing, mask-wearing, and surface and personal cleanliness. Regarding vaccines, please refer to the Department of Health (DOH) for eligibility,…

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March 19, 2021, letter to family and friends

March 19, 2021, letter to family and friends

After nearly a year of isolation due to COVID-19, the government is easing restrictions on visitations to vaccinated nursing home residents. This past week our vaccinated residents and families were able to have brief close contact.   It truly was heartwarming for our residents and families to get together for brief hugs and hand touching at the end of their scheduled…

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March 12, 2021, letter to family and friends

March 12, 2021, letter to family and friends

COVID-19 has been difficult on everyone this past year. We have endured much together and are anxious for you to be able to visit your loved ones again. Our staff testing completed this past week retuned all negative results!   All of our zones remain green except for our designated 4th floor yellow zone for returning and newly admitted residents.    The…

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March 5, 2021, letter to families and friends

Dear Family and Friends We are happy and proud to be gaining an upper hand in our fight against COVID-19. Our vaccination program, emphasis on hygiene and the general drop in cases are positive signs. We are very pleased to report that staff and resident testing this week have all come back negative!  All of our units are in the…

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February 26, 2021, letter to families and friends

February 26, 2021, letter to families and friends

Dear Family and Friends We encourage vaccination against COVID-19 for residents, staff and the community in general in completing a drive for immunity. By getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you are protecting yourself, your children, parents, grandparents and other loved ones. Vaccine development is moving fast because the medical and scientific community have made it their highest priority. The DOH explains…

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February 19, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

February 19, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

Dear Family and Friends Progress! We are very encouraged by the recent drop in county COVID-19 positivity rates and look forward to reopening and inviting you back into our facility to visit your loved one very soon. You will be contacted when this becomes available. We are following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health…

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Updated Family and Friends Letter: February 15, 2021

Updated Family and Friends Letter: February 15, 2021

Dear Family and Friends In our letter on Friday 12, 2021, I was being optimistic about us being able to open back up for visits provided that we had no positive results from Thursday, February 11, 2021.   As luck would have it, two of our staff members’ results came back as positive over the weekend. Both have no symptoms and…

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Letter to Families and Friends, Feb. 12, 2021

Letter to Families and Friends, Feb. 12, 2021

Dear Family and Friends We are monitoring our county positivity rates in the hopes that we can invite you back into the facility to visit your loved one. Many counties have made progress and that is encouraging. Current visitation protocols will remain in place for now. We are following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of…

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