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Residents, Staff, Families, and Visitors
For almost three months, Westmoreland Manor has remained dedicated to the ongoing welfare, safety, and health of our residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In doing so, the Manor has referenced the daily updates, alerts and guidance from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
As Westmoreland County enters the Green Phase of Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania, it is required to follow the congregate care restrictions that remain in place for facilities such as Westmoreland Manor. Specifically, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is following the CMS Nursing Home Reopening Recommendation for State and Local Officials, which includes a longer waiting period before relaxing restrictions for facilities located in counties that enter the Green Phase.
In Westmoreland County, we saw that our elderly residents in congregate care settings were hit the hardest. Therefore, due to the nature of the susceptible population living in facilities such as Westmoreland Manor, the restrictions put in place by the Department’s Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Care Facilities during COVID-19 shall remain in effect for at least 28 more days after the beginning of the Green Phase. During this time period, Westmoreland Manor will continue to follow strict infection control protocols to protect your loved ones and our staff, with the current visiting restrictions remaining in place. We will continue to permit visitation to residents who are experiencing the end of life.
Throughout this time, the Manor has strived to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Rest assured that you will be informed when the Manor is permitted to relax restrictions based on future guidance issued by the CDC, Department of Health, or the Governor.
For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website or the Westmoreland County COVID-19 webpage .
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
If you have any questions or concerns at this time, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 724-830-4000