Coronavirus Update

View the information below for BV’s Updates on COVID-19.

September 28, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

A Residential Living Resident tested positive for COVID-19. Per our normal procedure, Brethren Village has promptly notified any Resident or Team Member who we know was in close contact with those who test positive.

A Team Member tested positive for COVID-19. The Team Member was not on campus during the infectious period, therefore there was no exposure to Residents or other Team Members.

BV currently has 3 active COVID cases.


September 24, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

A Team Member tested positive for COVID-19. The Team Member has not worked on campus since 9/3, therefore there was no exposure to Residents or other Team Members.

BV currently has 1 active COVID case.


September 21, 2021

Supportive Living Visitation Update:

Brook Place North is GREEN.

Brook Place South is GREEN.

Harvest Way North is YELLOW.

Harvest Way South (Front) is RED.

Harvest Way South (Back) is YELLOW.

Clover Ridge North is GREEN.

Clover Ridge South is GREEN.

Short Term Rehab is GREEN.

Terrace Crossing is GREEN.

Village Manor is GREEN.


September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Brethren Village and 7 other Senior Living Communities in the
Lancaster Area Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
 

LANCASTER, PA  – Today, eight Lancaster area senior living communities shared their plan to support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all of their employees. In a joint statement, the senior living communities expressed appreciation to their employees who have worked tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the virus on residents and fellow staff members. At the same time, they acknowledged how quickly the spread of the COVID-19 virus can affect the lives of the residents they care for and serve. The recent spread of the Delta variant and the dramatic increase in the Lancaster County positivity rate, now over 11%, demonstrate that this virus is not yet defeated.

The senior living communities expressed, “We believe that the COVID-19 vaccine provides a safe and effective way to help prevent severe illness, hospitalizations, death, and the spread of the virus. A vaccinated workforce is far less likely to infect residents, fellow employees, and their families.”

Prior to this measure, all of the communities have strongly encouraged employees and residents to receive the vaccine and have provided countless hours of education to overcome vaccine hesitancy among employees.

The senior living communities supporting the COVID-19 vaccination mandate are:

Brethren Village

Garden Spot Village

Landis Communities

Luthercare

Mennonite Home Communities

Moravian Manor Communities

Tel Hai Retirement Community

Willow Valley Communities

According to the statement released today, “the recent announcement of full authorization of the Pfizer vaccine by the FDA has provided another important step in building confidence of the intensive safety measures used in the development of the vaccines. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has announced that they are developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes. We agree with the recommendations of the CMS and CDC that vaccination of all staff is now necessary to combat this highly contagious Delta variant.”

Last Thursday’s subsequent announcement by President Joe Biden would require health care workers at all facilities receiving funds from Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated, expanding the mandate to hospitals and other health care facilities.

The plan for mandatory vaccination was developed by the eight communities prior to last week’s announcement by the President about proposed rules for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing by private sector employers. They went on to say, “We continue to believe that the science and extensive testing behind the development of the vaccines have demonstrated that they are safe and effective. We believe that this decision serves the best interest of everyone in our individual communities, as well as the broader Lancaster community and beyond.” Each of the eight senior living communities will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption has been approved.

The deadline for Brethren Village’s Team Members, agency staff, contracted staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated is December 31, 2021.

Get the facts about the COVID vaccines:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html 

https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/covid-19-vaccination-considerations-for-obstetric-gynecologic-care 


September 13, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

Over the weekend: 3 Courtyards Residents and 1 Residential Living Resident tested positive for COVID-19. The 3 Courtyard Residents were cohorted to the COVID wing (HWS front). BV currently has 8 active COVID cases. Please view the updated color status of the Supportive Living buildings below.

Supportive Living Visitation Update:

Brook Place North is YELLOW.
Brook Place South is GREEN.
Harvest Way North is YELLOW.
Harvest Way South (Front) is RED.
Harvest Way South (Back) is YELLOW.
Clover Ridge North is GREEN.
Clover Ridge South is GREEN.

Short Term Rehab is GREEN

Terrace Crossing is GREEN

Village Manor is GREEN

Reminders for RED/YELLOW units:

  • No visitation, except for Compassionate care situations.
  • Residents are restricted to their rooms unless supervision is required for safety.
  • No group Dining, with exception to Residents who are not safe to eat in their room.
  • No group activities.
  • No Beauty Shop appointments.

September 9, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

A Team Member tested positive for COVID-19. Per our normal procedure, Brethren Village has promptly notified any Resident or Team Member who we know was in close contact with those who test positive.

BV currently has 3 active COVID cases.


September 8, 2021

Terrace Crossing Floors 3 & 4 will be GREEN on 9/9/21. The following services can resume on 9/9/21:

  • Indoor visitation
  • Group dining
  • Group activities
  • Volunteer services

September 7, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

A Courtyards Team Member tested positive for COVID-19. Per our normal procedure, Brethren Village has promptly notified any Resident or Team Member who we know was in close contact with those who test positive.

BV currently has 2 active COVID cases.

Brookplace North is now YELLOW: (All other floors in The Courtyards are green.)

Procedures for BPN are as follows:

  • -No visitation
    -Meals Served in Resident Rooms
    -No Activities
    -No Volunteer services
    -No Beauty Shop

September 1, 2021

BV COVID-19 UPDATE

The Courtyards is GREEN:
Indoor visitation, group dining, group activities, and beauty shop may resume.


August 31, 2021

BV COVID-19 Case Update

A Team Member tested positive for COVID-19. Per our normal procedure, Brethren Village has promptly notified any Resident or Team Member who we know was in close contact with those who test positive.

BV currently has 2 active COVID cases.

The Courtyards is currently YELLOW:

-No visitation
-Meals Served in Resident Rooms
-No Activities
-No Volunteer services
-No Beauty Shop