As a part of our WRC family, your safety remains our highest priority. We are in the business of serving people, and in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak, it’s important that we take the additional required and necessary precautions to protect our residents, clients, staff, and families.
Our teams are closely following guidelines suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are in daily contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), so that we can share the most up-to-date information to ensure the actions we’re taking are comprehensive and appropriate.
Environmental Controls. The Coronavirus is spread much like the common cold or flu—transmitted through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close contact, or by touching an object or surface containing the virus. To that end, we have increased environmental controls in all of our facilities, including increased disinfectant efforts in high-traffic areas, and frequently touched surfaces, including door knobs, light switches, handrails, faucets, etc.
Visitation. At this time, we are asking all guests to refrain from visiting WRC residents in our communities. Many communities have developed creative communication options for residents and their families and friends, including video chats, or window chats for an in-person visit. For more information about communication options, please reach out directly the community in which the resident resides. Contact information can be found here.
Resident Lifestyle. While we are closely following all regulations to ensure the health and safety of our residents, we still believe in fulfilling our mission every day: We Rejoice and Celebrate life! Staff at all of our locations are constantly brainstorming and implementing creative social distancing activities for residents to participate in. To follow along, please follow WRC Senior Services on Facebook.
Employee Screening. All WRC employees go through a viral surveillance screening at the beginning and end of their shift, before they are permitted to enter and leave our buildings. This screening includes questions on if the employee has recently traveled out of state or the country, what symptoms they currently have, and a temperature scan is taken. After reviewing the screening, employees exhibiting symptoms would be asked to return home and refrain from work until they have received a negative COVID-19 test. Employees are required to wear face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with CDC and DOH guidelines while at work.
Should you have any questions, please contact Catie Clark-Gordon, Director of Strategic Communication, at 814-220-2142 or [email protected]. We thank you for your assistance in doing everything possible to keep WRC a healthy and safe environment for our residents, clients, staff, and their families.