COVID - 19 Update

 COVID-19 Update

A staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

After being exposed by someone outside of our community. The staff member started having symptoms on Wednesday evening December 2nd. The staff member was not at work the rest of the week. Contact tracing was completed and exposure was not found to be identified to Lancashire Terrace community.

With this positive COVID-19 result we will be closing the Village Center until further notice. No dining or activities will be taking place at this time.

With the holidays here we need to remember to stay safe and stay at home.

Here is some information from the website:

As we enter the holiday season, we must remain cautious. It may mean that our holidays look different this year, but we can still find ways to celebrate safely with our loved ones.

Holidays and social gatherings are important. And we have many traditions – often ones that include holding festive celebrations, spending time together, and sharing meals.

But research shows that small private gatherings with family and friends can spread the virus just as quickly as big public events. There is a significant risk of sharing the virus any time we get together with others we don’t live with, even if we feel fine. And as winter weather comes to Pennsylvania, cold dry air is creating ideal conditions for respiratory viruses like the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people from different households should avoid spending more than 15 minutes within six feet of each other in a 24-hour period. We should continue to follow all health and safety measures, like wearing masks and keeping six feet apart, and consider socializing virtually to protect your health and others.

Virtual Gatherings & Holiday Ideas

It may be different than our usual traditions, but there are many ways we can creatively celebrate the holidays, even when we aren’t in-person. A few ideas for how we can celebrate together safely include:

  • Enjoying extra quality time with your immediate household (and take advantage of the time you usually spend on hosting or traveling to a big gathering)
  • Hosting a virtual celebration and invite family and friends who might normally be too far away to participate in your usual in-person events
  • Creating a feeling of togetherness by organizing a drive-by potluck with each meal participant dropping off a portion of their dish at others’ homes (allowing for safe food sharing and minimizing food waste)
  • Taking a break from cooking and support your local restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery. You and your family and friends can order the same meal from the same place, or mix it up and order different dishes from different restaurants

As we get closer to the holidays, please take time to create a safe holiday plan for your celebrations to protect yourself and those you love.

Looking for more inspiration for a safe holiday at home? Check out the visitPA website


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