We wanted to provide you with an update on what we are doing to prevent Covid in our community, as well as Covid vaccine information and what our current visitation guidelines are for the Zerbe community.
We are pleased to announce that our facility has been Covid free for 6 weeks! Our staff has done an amazing job in the midst of this exceedingly difficult time. We are so immensely proud of them. We have opened our Nursing Center dining room for lunch only at this point. We have modified our seating chart to maintain social distancing guidelines. We continue to be diligent with frequent hand hygiene and surgical mask wearing at all times in our facilities. Anyone who is allowed in any of our buildings- medical professionals, contractors etc- must adhere to our screening protocols upon entering our buildings and wear a surgical mask provided by the facility the entire time they are in any of our buildings.
Our residents in the Nursing Center, Personal Care and employees were all offered the Pfizer Covid Vaccine in 3 separate clinics provided through CVS/Omnicare. Those clinics are completed. Approximately 90% of our residents and about 35% of our employees, who chose to and were eligible, have received both doses of vaccine. We are working with Phoebe Pharmacy to offer the Moderna vaccine to our Independent Living residents, and any other residents and employees that have since decided to get the vaccine. We are anticipating this will happen the week of March 8th.
For the most up to date information on Covid, vaccination, and Pennsylvania’s current Covid numbers please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx .
We are offering porch, vestibule, and virtual visits by appointment at this time in our Nursing Center. To schedule your visit, please contact Sam Kulp at 717-445-8734.
In Harvest View, our personal care facility, we are offering in person visits in our Activity Room by appointment only. Visits are 1 hour, 2-person limit and no children under 12. Screening protocols as well as mask wearing must be strictly followed. Please call Harvest View at 717-445-8744 to schedule an appointment.
Our residents’ safety remains our top priority. We thank you in advance for following the protocols we have in place using CMS and CDC guidelines.
We ask that you follow a few guidelines to continue to keep Covid out of our community.
Visitors are limited to two at a time so we can maintain six-foot social distancing.
Visitors are required to be age 12 or older.
Visitors are to properly wear a mask during the visit.
Residents are to wear a mask during the visit.
You will be asked to use hand sanitizer prior to and after your visit.
You must sign the visitors log.
We discourage any physical contact during visitation to limit exposure
Please no eating or drinking during your visit
Those coming for porch visits should wait at the sign at the walkway leading into the porch. Staff will meet you there and ask you to sign the visitor log book, check your temperature and have you sanitize your hands.
Please do not park in front of the porch or block the lane
During inclement weather visits will take place in the neutral zone
For you and your resident’s protection, we will be disinfecting chairs, tables, and handrails between visits.
So that we can fairly share the visit times with all families, we are scheduling only one visit per resident per week. You may call later in the week to see if any time slots are open if you would like to schedule an additional visit. We will have a limited number of time slots available over the weekends as well.
We ask that you respect the staff that is running the visitations. If we have even one positive Covid case, we will be required by law to revert back to complete and total lockdown. We would like to avoid that at all costs. If we all work together, we can keep each other and most importantly your loved ones safe. Thank you for your cooperation.
To schedule your visit, please contact Sam Kulp, Activities Director at 717-445-8734