CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) INFORMATION UPDATE

Last Updated Thursday, August 11, 2022
(This webpage is updated as needed.)

We wanted to provide you updated information related to Tel Hai’s infection prevention methods and our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, we were informed that the following individuals tested positive for COVID-19:

    • Four, Meadows Health Care Center Residents
    • One, non-direct care Lakeview Personal Care team member

We continue to encourage everyone to remain diligent about social distancing, wearing a mask in care areas (Meadows Health Care Center, Lakeview Personal Care, Lakehouse Memory Support, Adult Day Services) and proper hand hygiene. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to vigorously enforce all safety and security measures in place.

REMINDER: Per current PA Department of Health Guidance for visitation to Meadows Health Care Center: visitation guidelines are still in effect and visitation is ongoing. Anyone visiting Meadows Health Care Center is reminded they may not visit when ill; if they were in close contact or exposure to someone with COVID-19 during the prior 14 days; if they are undergoing testing for COVID-19; or if they were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 10 days. Even if they have met community criteria to discontinue isolation or quarantine (typically 5 days), visitors should not visit if they have not met the same criteria used to discontinue isolation and quarantine for residents (typically 10 days).

For all previously announced COVID-19 positive cases, please scroll down and click on “COVID-19 Cumulative Positive Cases” for a complete, historical listing.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION FOR TEAM MEMBERS/CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement: As of November 30, 2021, Tel Hai Retirement Community requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless he/she has an approved medical or religious exemption. New employees have 6-weeks upon hire to become fully vaccinated.

For Families & Visitors

MEADOWS HEALTH CARE CENTER VISITATION INFORMATION:

In-person visits are ongoing for family members/friends of residents residing in Meadows Health Care Center. Visitors may enter the community at the East Entrance (1200 Tel Hai Circle), follow signage to the Chapel parking area, and enter the building at the Main Healthcare Center Entrance. All visitors must pass a COVID-19 screening immediately before the visit using the AccuShield kiosk.

REMINDERS:

  • Anyone visiting Meadows Health Care Center is reminded they may not visit when ill; if they were in close contact or exposure to someone with COVID-19 during the prior 14 days; if they are undergoing testing for COVID-19; or if they were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the prior 10 days. Even if they have met community criteria to discontinue isolation or quarantine (typically 5 days), visitors should not visit if they have not met the same criteria used to discontinue isolation and quarantine for residents (typically 10 days).
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all individuals are still required to wear a mask when indoors in Meadows Health Care Center, Lakeview Personal Care, Lakehouse Memory Support and Adult Day Services, per the PA Department of Health and PA Department of Human Services requirements.
  • If a resident’s roommate is unvaccinated or immunocompromised (regardless of vaccination status), visits should not be conducted in resident’s room.
  • Visitors should not walk around different halls of the facility. Visitors should go directly to the resident’s room or visitation area.

Questions on COVID-19? Contact Janice Williams, Meadows Health Care Center Administrator, by calling (610)-273-9333 ext. 2011 or emailing jwilliams@telhai.org


LAKEVIEW PERSONAL CARE VISITATION INFORMATION:

In-person visits are ongoing for family members/friends of residents residing in Lakeview Personal Care. All residents may have visitors unless the resident is on a quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure.  No appointment is required.

Visitors may enter the community at the East Entrance (1200 Tel Hai Circle), follow signage to the Chapel parking area, and enter the building at the Main Healthcare Center Entrance. All visitors must pass a COVID-19 screening immediately before the approved visit.  The screening includes temperature checks, respiratory status questions and COVID-19 disclosure using the AccuShield kiosk. After passing a screening, visitors will be directed to proceed through the Chapel to reach Lakeview Personal Care and should go directly to the resident’s room.

  • Outdoor visits are preferred and may take place on the front porch or patio areas.
  • Indoor visits may occur in the resident room only.  No common areas should be used unless the resident resides in a semi-private room.
  • Visits will be available from:
    • 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM Monday thru Friday
    • 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Saturday
    • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday
  • If possible, limit visits to one hour, to minimize congestion in the community.  Two visitors per resident at a time. Visits are not allowed during meal times or in the dining rooms.
  • Masks are required at all times in common areas and hallways, regardless of vaccination status. Social distancing (six feet) must be maintained away from other residents and team members.  After the visit, visitors are requested to go directly to the exit and sign out at the kiosk. We request that everyone use hand sanitizer prior and at the end of the visit.
  • Please Note: A positive case of COVID would negatively impact our ability to continue in-person visits.  Visitors are not required to have a vaccine to visit, but we encourage everyone to get vaccinated when they have the opportunity.
  • Questions on COVID-19? Contact Cynthia Dallara, Lakeview Personal Care Administrator, by calling (610)-273-9333 ext. 2101 or emailing cdallara@telhai.org

For Residential Living Residents

RESIDENTIAL LIVING RESIDENTS & MASK WEARING:

Masking is no longer required in Residential Living in indoor public settings. Residents, visitors, vendors and vaccinated Team Members may choose to mask at any time. All individuals— regardless of vaccination status— who are utilizing Tel Hai Shuttle Services and Tel Hai Transportation Services are still required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.  Unvaccinated team members must remain masked in Residential Living areas.

COVID-19 TESTING:

As a Residential Living resident, if you choose to get tested for COVID-19 outside of a hospital stay, we ask that you please communicate this to a member of the Residential Living team as soon as possible, even if your test results are pending. 

TEL HAI SHUTTLE & TRANSPORTATION:

All individuals— regardless of vaccination status— who are utilizing Tel Hai Shuttle Services and Tel Hai Transportation Services are still required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.

COVID-19 Cumulative Positive Cases

Last Updated Thursday, August 11, 2022

Listed below are the cumulative COVID-19 cases at Tel Hai since the beginning of this pandemic.


RESIDENTS

Residential Living: 90 Confirmed, 86 Recovered, 1 Death
Personal Care: 39 Confirmed, 36 Recovered, 2 Deaths
Adult Day Services: 1 Confirmed, 1 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Skilled Nursing: 141 Confirmed, 105 Recovered, 15 Deaths
Total: 271 Confirmed, 228 Recovered, 18 Deaths

Current Active Cases of COVID-19: 25 Residents


TEAM MEMBERS

Residential Living: 38 Confirmed, 36 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Personal Care: 37 Confirmed, 35 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Adult Day Services: 3 Confirmed, 3 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Skilled Nursing: 134 Confirmed, 126 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Total: 212 Confirmed, 200 Recovered, 0 Deaths

Current Active Cases of COVID-19: 12 Team Members

*We are currently following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for team members who have tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information:

  • If you have COVID-19 questions related to Residential Living, please contact Katie Buck, Residential Living Administrator, at 610-273-9333 ext. 2012.

  • If you have COVID-19 questions related to Lakeview Personal Care, please contact Cynthia Dallara, Lakeview Personal Care Administrator, at 610-273-9333 ext. 2101.

  • If you have COVID-19 questions related to Meadows Health Care, please contact Janice Williams, Meadows Health Care Center Administrator, at 610-273-9333 ext. 2011.