Covid Updates for 5/20/2022
We have several additional COVID cases to report over the past few days. On Tuesday May 17th, three additional residents in the Murrysville Personal Care Home tested positive, along with four residents in the Greensburg Personal Care Home. Two team members in Greensburg also tested positive. On Wednesday, May 18th, one additional team member tested positive in Murrysville and one in Greensburg. On Thursday, May 19th, one additional resident tested positive in the Murrysville Personal Care Home.
We remind visitors that during this outbreak, visiting in our communities may bring the risk of exposure to Covid-19. If you are feeling unwell, please delay your visits with the residents. Masks are now required again for visitors across our Redstone communities. Thank you for your cooperation.
Covid Updates for May 16, 2022
We have had several additional positive Covid cases to report to you from over the past few days.
May 11: One staff member in the nursing home in Greensburg, one resident in Personal Care in Greensburg.
May 12: One staff member in the nursing home in Greensburg
May 13: One staff member in Murrysville Personal Care, one resident in Greensburg Personal Care
May 14: One staff member in Greensburg Personal Care, and three additional residents in Greensburg, Personal Care, along with one staff member in North Huntingdon Personal Care.
May 16: One staff member in the Nursing Home in Greensburg, and one resident in the Greensburg Personal Care Home.
These cases are all related to our clinical areas of care. We have had a few additional cases in non-clinical areas, which are not reportable as per state guidelines.
In most cases, symptoms are mild and manageable in those who are up to date with their vaccinations.
Because the positivity level of cases in Westmoreland County is now 12.69%, we have had to increase our mitigation efforts across our communities. Visitors must now wear masks when entering our communities and moving about public spaces. Masks must be worn at all times while visiting in clinical units. Masks may be removed when visiting in Independent Living residences. Independent Living residents are strongly encouraged to wear face masks when in public spaces here and in the external community.
Please be cautious about visiting if you have any symptoms of Covid. Your care and consideration helps to protect our residents. We continue to encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated, including boosters when eligible, to provide maximum protection against this virus.
Covid Updates for May 11, 2022
We continue to see new Covid cases across our campuses. To reiterate, symptoms tend to be mild within our highly vaccinated community. At present, we have two additional residents in the Skilled Nursing Unit who have tested positive, along with one team member. We have two residents who have tested positive in the Garden Level of the Personal Care Home in Greensburg. We have one team member who has tested positive in Murrysville, and 1 resident in the North Huntingdon Bridge Unit of Personal Care. Please remember that visiting within our communities does create a risk of exposure to Covid-19 so we continue to encourage vaccination and boosting. Please do not visit if you have symptoms of Covid, flu, or other illness. Remember that face masks are still required when visiting in our clinical areas. Thank you
Covid Case Updates for May 3, 2022
Unfortunately, the outbreak on our North Huntingdon campus has continued and we have seen a total of 37 positives between staff and residents in the Personal Care Home, including Terrace. There have been no cases in Independent Living apartments.
We have a much smaller outbreak on the Greensburg campus, with two residents and one team member testing positive today in the Skilled Nursing Unit.
At this time there is no impact on visitation because of these outbreaks, but visitors are advised to wear masks and to be aware of the possible risk of exposure to Covid-19 while visiting. We continue to implore visitors to not visit if you have signs or symptoms of Covid 19, the flu, stomach viruses or colds.
Covid Case Updates for Thursday, April 21, 2022
The North Huntingdon campus has seen increased cases of Covid-19 as a total of 10 residents in Personal Care and Terrace and six team members have now tested positive. Gratefully, because we have been diligent in following guidelines for vaccination and boosting, residents and staff are doing well at this time. We are following the guidance of the PA Health Department in PA Han 627 in setting up isolation zones in appropriate areas and engaging in testing protocols for residents and team members. Families of those who have tested positive have been contacted, along with those who were a part of our contact tracing process. At this time there is no impact on visitation because of this outbreak, but visitors are advised to wear masks and to be aware of the possible risk of exposure to Covid-19 while visiting. We continue to implore visitors to not visit if you have signs or symptoms of Covid 19, the flu, stomach viruses or colds.
Covid Case Updates for Wednesday, April 20, 2022
As of today, Wednesday, we had one additional team member test positive in our Personal Care Home in Greensburg. There were three more positive resident tests in our Terrace Unit in North Huntingdon, along with two additional team members in North Huntingdon. There are no changes to visitation at this time. Please do not visit if you have symptoms of flu, Covid, or stomach viruses.
Covid Case Updates for Monday, April 18, 2022
Over the weekend we had three employees from the North Huntingdon campus test positive for Covid, along with one resident of the Terrace unit on that campus. All steps are being taken to mitigate this outbreak and testing is occurring. In addition, we have several cases of an intestinal virus on our Murrysville campus. Again, we would implore our visits to not visit if you are feeling unwell, and wear masks during your visits to further protect the residents. Thank you for your cooperation.
Covid Case Updates for Monday, April 11, 2022
Over the past two days we have had four employees on the Greensburg campus and one resident of the Skilled Nursing Facility test positive for Covid. In an abundance of caution we have tested all residents and employees in the Nursing Facility and have found no additional cases. We also have a number of residents on this campus experiencing colds, the flu, and a stomach virus. Please use caution when visiting and consider wearing a mask at all times to help protect the residents.
Covid Case Updates for Wednesday, April 6
On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, a member of our Greensburg employee team tested positive for Covid-19. It has been determined that there was no exposure to residents and no further restrictions are required due to this case.
Covid Case Updates for Friday, February 11
We are pleased to report that our increased case levels have slowed over the past week. The North Huntingdon campus has had no additional positive cases over the past two weeks, so they have “cleared their outbreak,” a term used by the Department of Health to define case levels in long term care communities. On both our Murrysville and Greensburg campuses we have had NO additional resident positives over the past week; strong evidence that we have been able to control the spread of the virus. We did have two employees on the Murrysville campus and two on the Greensburg campus test positive over the past week. We continue to follow state guidelines for testing across all of our campuses, and will continue to provide you with updates.
Covid Case Updates for Wednesday, February 2
Three additional Skilled Nursing Facility team members tested positive today, along with one Murrysville team member.
Covid Case Updates for Tuesday, February 1
Two additional team members affiliated with the Skilled Nursing Facility tested positive today.
Covid Case Updates for Monday, January 31
Two additional residents in our Murrysville Terrace tested positive today.
Covid Case updates for the weekend, Saturday January 29 and Sunday, January 30
Three additional team members tested positive in Murrysville over the weekend, and one additional in Greensburg.
Covid Case Updates for Friday, January 28
Today one additional Terrace resident tested positive in Murrysville and one additional team member in Greensburg.
Covid Case Updates for Thursday, January 27, 2022
Today, one additional employee and one Courtyard resident tested positive on our Greensburg campus and one additional Terrace resident tested positive on our Murrysville campus.
Covid Case Updates for Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Since our last update, we have had three additional Greensburg employees test positive, along with one resident in the personal care area. On the Murrysville campus we have had four staff members test positive, along with four residents in the Terrace area. Despite these positive cases, the indicators are encouraging that the Omicron outbreak has peaked and we are moving from a pandemic to an endemic. Please also note that your best defense against any variant of Covid remains being fully vaccinated, AND up to date with your booster. Stay safe, stay warm, and wear your mask!
COVID Case Updates for Monday, January 24, 2022
This morning we had one additional Greensburg employee, and one Redstone@Home employee test positive for Covid-19. None of these current cases impact visitor policies at Redstone.
COVID Case Updates Friday, January 21, 2022
Since our Wednesday report, we have had two additional employees test positive on the North Huntingdon campus, and three employees from the Greensburg campus. There was one additional resident positive in the Skilled Nursing Unit in Greensburg.
COVID Updates for Wednesday, January 19, 2022
As expected, the number of Covid positives that we are seeing continues to grow. We have seen several new staff positives: 2 in North Huntingdon, and 7 in Greensburg. We also have two new resident positives: one in Personal Care in Murrysville and one in Skilled Nursing in Greensburg. None of these cases impact visitor programs at Redstone.
In our efforts to control the spread, we are recreating a Covid unit in the Skilled Nursing Home. In order to do this, several residents were relocated today. We appreciate the residents and the families who have faced these challenges with us. This unit will better support infection control and will consolidate our staff to one area.
Because of the additional positives in North Huntingdon, we are moving this campus, too, to widespread outbreak testing. Residents in Personal Care and all employees on this campus will be tested weekly. We will continue this testing until we go two weeks with no additional cases.
Our teams are stretched extremely thin at this time. We know that you are running out of patience with these challenges, but we asked for your continued understanding and support as we make our way through this time together.
Please note that because of these recent cases, we are not holding activities or events that cross levels of care in our buildings. We are also requiring masks for all of our sponsored in-house entertainment and events (much like they do at the Benedum or other venues.) Families, please make sure that you are wearing your masks throughout your visits at Redstone, and if transporting family members in your car.
Note the following visitor policies:
- Visiting hours are now 9 am to 8 pm daily across all other levels of care.
- All visitors must enter through the front lobby for screening including a temperature check. Visitors may exit through any exit.
- Visits must wear face masks when moving throughout our buildings, and when visiting in our clinical units (nursing home and personal care.) Visitors in Independent Living are encouraged to leave face masks on during their visits.
- Visitors to Independent Living may now visit with residents in public areas, including the dining room.
- As per state guidelines, visitors in clinical units may not visit the public areas of the clinical units (i.e. the dining rooms.)
- Residents who have been fully vaccinated may elect to have close contact, including touch, with their visitors during their visit. Hand hygiene must be performed before and after touch and masks must be worn.
- Virtual or Window Visits must be scheduled using Redstone’s online visitation registration system, https://redstonefamilyvisitscheduler.as.me/.
For full details of our current visitor policy, please read our visitor information linked below by campus.