COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated March 21, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents and staff remain our top priority.

Staff members are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. Effective February 27, masking is no longer required indoors for residents, staff and residents’ guests, except in the Masonic Health Care Center, Freemasons Building or Clinics areas. Staff providing care such as home health, home care or hospice services, will need to mask when providing services and as determined by Department of Health guidelines. We continue to encourage routine hand hygiene and practicing social distancing, when possible.

Community

  • Visitors may use the walking paths, but may not enter buildings unless they are visiting a resident. Visitors must continue to follow the CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing and social distancing.
  • The Farm Market and Orchard View Café are open to the public, with guidelines for physical distancing. The Farm Market is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. It is also open for residents and employees only on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Masonic Health Care Center/Freemasons Building

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing of staff and residents, visitation, small group activities and dining services. Screening of residents, including symptom and temperature monitoring, is ongoing and will continue at least daily. Screening of staff (direct care, contracted staff) is also ongoing at the beginning of each shift, including symptom and temperature monitoring. Staff are also asked to self-screen during their shift and immediately suspend work should any symptoms occur.

Visitations in the Masonic Health Care Center and Freemasons Building

  • Based on the Department of Health’s recommendations, contact tracing will still be conducted when a case of COVID-19 is identified; however, only those affected will be quarantined.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you meet the criteria for quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.
  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may occur in a resident’s room.
  • If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • When you visit, we have any isolated areas posted; please ask the receptionist if you have any questions.

Visitation Procedure

  • Please park in front of the building by the gift shop; there is also overflow parking below the gift shop. Enter through the gift shop entrance to get screened, go to your loved one’s room, and transport them back downstairs to enjoy your visit outside anywhere on campus.
  • Complete the screening process (which includes your temperature).
  • Vigorous frequent handwashing and/or use of hand sanitizer prior to and after your visit is appreciated.
  • Our staff will provide you with yourPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet CMS’ guidance of a face covering, including a facemask. Visitors should wear masks and physically distance from other health care personnel and other residents/visitors who are not part of their group at all other times while in the building. Regardless of vaccination status, it is safest for everyone to maintain physical distancing and to wear masks. When visiting in a resident’s room, we ask that you wear a mask your entire visit while the local community spread of COVID-19 is considered “substantial or high” according to the CDC.
  • Avoid visiting and congregating in common areas such as the living room or dining room and limit movement throughout the facility (i.e. visitors should not walk around the halls).
  • You may call our hotline for any updates: 717-481-3330. If you have any questions, please call 717-367-1121, ext. 33027.

Following Your Visit

  • Please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of any respiratory infection for the next 14 days, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting, and/or sore throat. If symptoms occur, please call us at 717-367-1121, ext. 33049 for further screening and instructions. If you are calling off-hours, please call ext. 72305 (Masonic Health Care Center visitors) or ext. 72318 (Freemasons Building visitors).