Chapel Pointe's Response to COVID-19
Our culture of person-centered care means that our residents and staff are our top priority. We do everything within our power to stop the spread of illnesses, including COVID.
We make all COVID-related decisions following the guidance and mandates of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).
We seek to keep the Chapel Pointe family as informed as possible. Every Wednesday, residents can tune into our internal TV channel for a televised update. On the first Friday of each month, we send an email newsletter to each primary resident representative, which we encourage them to share with other family members who desire updates.
We follow state testing mandates for staff and residents. We also have a process in place to diagnose and test residents in Personal Care and the Households if they present any symptoms of illness.
If we encounter positive test results, we follow all regulations and work closely with anyone who may have been exposed. However, we value the privacy of our staff and residents, so we will not publicly release information about individual diagnoses.
Chapel Pointe encourages all residents, staff, and visitors get a COVID vaccine, but vaccines are not required at this time. For more information about these vaccines, including fact sheets, visit the CDC’s website.
Visitation: Personal Care & Skilled Care Households
We encourage family and friends to visit while helping us to prevent the spread of all illnesses, including COVID. Visitors should abide by these practices:
- Check their temperature upon entering the building.
- Always use proper hand hygiene.
- Do not enter if they have symptoms of illness or if they’ve tested positive for or been exposed to COVID within the past 10 days.
Masks are typically not required, but please check posted signs at the entrances to the main building to determine if additional restrictions are in place at the time of your visit.
Visitation: Independent Living
Visitors to the apartments or townhomes should coordinate their visits directly with residents.