COVID-19 Coronavirus Update
Updated September 24, 2020
Bi-weekly Communication Update: COVID-19 Campus Update 9-23-2020
Please note – Campus Updates are now distributed bi-weekly. The next update will be sent out on October 7, 2020.
Weekly President Chat (YouTube Video): May 28, 2020 Weekly Chat (this is the last chat)
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to change rapidly. Cornwall Manor’s leadership team, comprised of campus and clinical leaders, continues to meet regularly to monitor COVID-19 and coordinate responses to it. Our main focus remains on the health and safety of all Cornwall Manor residents. For the latest information, please read the weekly communication updates (posted above).
As you may be aware, COVID-19 greatly affects anyone age 60+ and those with compromised health. Cornwall Manor has implemented these necessary precautions to protect all of our residents to reduce the risk of the Coronavirus spreading.
Pennsylvania is utilizing a three-phase color-coded matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions. Lebanon County moved to the “green phase” on Friday, July 3. Cornwall Manor has developed our own set of criteria to phase reopening of amenities and services that are in the best interest of our residents.
- Scheduled visitation continues at the Health Center and Personal Care. This information will be shared directly with family members.
- Residential Living (campus residents) may have two immediate family members visit inside their apartment/home or outside. Please do not use indoor common areas at Cornwall Manor when hosting family. Visitors must adhere to Cornwall Manor’s mask and social distancing guidelines. Please, no visitors from states currently on the travel advisory issued by the Governor’s Office.
- Currently, our visitation policy for campus only allows for authorized visitors at this time. Cornwall Manor has not opened our campus to all visitors, an authorized visitor(s) is someone who is allowed or approved to be on campus. Examples of an authorized visitor for campus residents include two immediate family members, a caregiver or Power of Attorney. Staff may also have authorized visitors such as marketing prospects, administrative visitors, contractors, etc.
- Please refer to this week’s Campus Update for a list of services and amenities available.
Be Aware of Scams
As COVID-19 continues to fill national headlines, this virus also creates many opportunities for scammers. Please be very cautious!
- Any phone calls from a live person or robocall (pre-recorded message) or online advertisements related to Coronavirus testing kits, cures, immunity pills, personal protective equipment or respiratory masks are scams. Do not give any personal information over the phone or click on any online ads.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.
- Don’t respond to texts and emails about government stimulus checks. The government will not call to verify your bank account information for direct deposits. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now or sooner is a scammer.
- Do your homework when it comes to making Coronavirus-relief/aid donations. Do not make donations over the phone. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid large group (more than 25 people) gatherings or get-togethers with people in a confined space.
- Avoid contact with people that are sick.
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth).
- Stay home if you are sick or don’t feel well.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or cough/sneeze into your elbow.
- Avoid handshaking and hugs.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects like door knobs, light switches, toilet flusher, kitchen and bathroom counters, TV remotes, smart phones and tablets, telephones, computer keyboards/mouse.
- Do not use handkerchiefs or reuse paper tissues. Once you use a tissue, dispose of it and wash your hands.
- Practice social distancing. Continue to limit non-essential activity, avoid groups of 25 or more, keep six feet between yourself and other people and avoid stay home.
Since the Coronavirus is a new virus and there is no vaccine, there is a lot of misinformation and panic surrounding COVID-19 on the news. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, follow the Pennsylvania Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.
We appreciate your understanding as we, along with many other organizations, are navigating this ever-changing situation. Please remain calm, take reasonable precautions and be well.