Below you will find important bulletins about COVID-19 prevention at Beaumont from Heather Heiland, Vice President of Health Services, and from management. The most recent bulletin will appear at the top and we will post updates as soon as they become available. Keeping everyone in the Beaumont Community healthy and safe during this pandemic is our top priority – should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email Heather Heiland. 

MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 3, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have had no additional positive resident tests and no positive cases in our healthcare center (HC). Seventeen of our HC residents whose test results came back positive have fully recovered. Nine of our HC residents, most of who had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and sadly have passed away.

We have no active COVID cases in the apartments/villas or in personal care (PCU). Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, a total of 26 residents have tested positive.  We have had 29 total staff who tested positive (28 staff + 1 companion) since the beginning of the pandemic, 28 of whom have fully recovered, and one is recovering at home. Additional Personal Care staff members need to be re-tested as a result of the new COVID-19 guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) for Personal Care Homes, which came out this past Friday. We had already tested PCU residents and staff, but some staff were tested outside of the new required testing date given by the department. We are currently reviewing this guidance and plan to post our re-opening plan for the PCU along these DHS regulations.

We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 168 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

Please keep in mind; we still have a NO VISITORS policy in effect. We are trying to open Beaumont slowly by re-introducing needed services and cannot have all family members coming onto the property at this time. We hope to be able to lift this restriction soon but we need to see what the outcome & statistics show before lifting additional restrictions. Our hope is that we do not see an increase in the number of COVID cases.

Please also keep in mind that you will still be required to wear a mask, covering your nose as well, at all times, and to practice social distancing and proper hand washing.

Please note:

  1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
  2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
  3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
  4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
  5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
  6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Restrict travel

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine. If you wish to get a COVID test upon return to potentially cut down on the amount of time in quarantine; please contact the Wellness office. You may get a test 5 days after returning; results typically come back within 48-72 hours. If your tests is negative, this would allow you to leave quarantine approximately 6 days early.

Please enjoy your July 4th weekend responsibly. We will begin our YELLOW phase on Monday. We look forward to the gradual opening of some activities with you and will continue to be conservative in our approach so that we can all stay healthy and safe. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 26, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have had 0 additional positive resident tests, with 2 positive cases in our healthcare center (HC). Fifteen of our HC residents whose test results came back positive have fully recovered. Nine of our HC residents, most of who had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and sadly have passed away.

We have no active COVID cases in the apartments/villas or in personal care. Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, a total of 26 residents have tested positive. As a result of the mass staff testing and re-testing, we had 1 additional staff person test positive. We have had 29 total staff who tested positive (28 staff + 1 companion) since the beginning of the pandemic, 28 of whom have fully recovered. We plan to have all privately contracted staff obtain a COVID test; this process has already started.

We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 157 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

The following individuals are permitted entrance into Beaumont for the apartment and villa residents only; however, you must provide their information to the front desk before they are permitted entrance to the campus. Please note: we ask that you  provide 48 hours’ notice before those individuals come onto campus. We thank you for your understanding. In addition, they must go through the screening process and temperature check each time they come onto campus, wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines:

  • Personal Housekeepers
  • Personal Bookkeepers/Financial Advisors/Assistants
  • Dog groomers

Please keep in mind; we still have a NO VISITORS policy in effect. We are trying to open Beaumont slowly by re-introducing needed services and cannot have all family members coming onto campus at this time. We hope to be able to lift this restriction soon but we need to see what the outcome and statistics show before lifting additional restrictions. Our hope is that we do not see an increase in the number of COVID cases.

Two memos were sent out yesterday on further guidance as to the re-opening of:

  1. Outside Dining (two memos)
  2. Fitness & Aquatics

A memo was sent out today regarding the re-opening of the Beauty Shop on July 7th. The information will also be posted on the TV Channel 1971.

Additional memos will be forthcoming on the re-opening of:

  1. Gift Shop
  2. Library
  3. Craft Room

Please keep in mind that you will still be required to wear a mask at all times, with it covering your nose; practice social distancing; and proper hand washing.

Please note:

  1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
  2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
  3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
  4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
  5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
  6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Restrict travel

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine. If you wish to get a COVID test upon return to potentially cut down on the amount of time in quarantine; please contact the Wellness office. You may get a test 5 days after returning; results typically come back within 48-72 hours. If your tests is negative, this would allow you to leave quarantine approximately 6 days early.

Thank you for your continued support. I know I am sending a great deal of communication out to you in a short period of time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 23, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have had 2 additional positive tests, with 2 positive cases in our healthcare center (HC). Fifteen of our HC residents whose tests came back positive have fully recovered. Nine of our HC residents, most of who had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and unfortunately passed away.

We have no active COVID cases in the apartments/villas or in personal care (PCU). Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, a total of 26 residents have tested positive. Due to additional guidance from the PA Department of Health, we again tested all residents and staff who tested negative prior to May 24, 2020. Resident tests in both the HC center and PCU were completed on 6/17/2020. We are finishing up testing of all staff members this week. We have also implemented a staff vacation policy, which requires staff to be tested again if they take three working paid days off, in an effort to further protect residents and staff. We have advised staff not to travel to COVID “hot spots” and provided them with a link to be able to check which areas are reporting higher COVID numbers.

We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 150 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

We continue to complete our staff testing in all departments. As of 6/22/20, we have tested 235 employees. Our total number of employees needing to be tested at present is 255. Our total number of staff who have tested positive is 28 (27 staff and 1 private companion) as of this memo. All 28 (27 staff and 1 private companion) have recovered and resolved.

Beginning immediately the following individuals will be permitted entrance into Beaumont for the apartment and villa residents only; however, they must wear masks at all times, follow social distancing guidelines, and you must provide their information to the front desk before they are permitted to enter the community. In addition, they must go through the screening process and temperature check each time they come onto the property:

  • Personal Housekeepers
  • Personal Bookkeepers/Financial Advisors/Assistants
  • Dog groomers

Additionally, outside food deliveries will be permitted for both residents and staff beginning immediately.

Finally, beginning immediately, visitors for HC center and PCU residents will be permitted at the windows only.

Beginning on July 6th the following areas will re-open as we move into Phase YELLOW. Please note that additional memos will follow that will outline specific re-opening guidelines for each department so that you may know what to expect and what guidelines to follow:

  1. Beauty Shop
  2. Outside Dining
  3. Fitness & Aquatics
  4. Recreation Internal Groups of 10 or less
  5. Housekeeping will resume regular weekly cleanings
  6. Library
  7. Craft Room
  8. Gift Shop

Please keep in mind that you will still be required to wear a mask (and covering your nose) at all times; practice social distancing; and proper hand washing.

We will continue to have all meetings via telephone or zoom rather than face-to-face.

Please note:

  1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
  2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
  3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
  4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
  5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
  6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Restrict travel

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine. If you wish to get a COVID test upon return to potentially cut down on the amount of time in quarantine; please contact the Wellness office. You may get a test 5 days after returning; results typically come back within 48-72 hours. If your tests is negative, this would allow you to leave quarantine approximately 6 days early.

Finally, as apartment and villa residents are permitted to leave the campus for reasons other than medical appointments, understand that we currently don’t encourage this practice. You are potentially putting yourself and others at greater risk with the additional exposure and we would prefer that you wait a bit longer. However, we are aware that some residents are already engaging in this practice.

Thank you for your continued support. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:             June 18, 2020
RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have had no additional positive tests, and have 1 presumptive positive case pending in our healthcare center. After initial testing, many of our residents with positive results had no symptoms and have fully recovered. Nine residents of the healthcare center, most of whom had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and unfortunately passed away. We have no active COVID cases in the apartments/villas. Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, a total of 24 residents have tested positive.

We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 107 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

We continue to complete our staff testing in all departments. As of 6/17/20, we have tested 205 employees. Our total number of employees needing to be tested at present is 248. Our total number of staff who have tested positive is 28 (27 staff and 1 private companion) as of this memo. All 28 (27 staff and 1 private companion) have recovered and resolved.

We have received additional guidance this week from the PA Department of Health that stated that any residents or staff who tested negative for COVID prior to May 24, 2020 must be re-tested again; no exceptions. Therefore, we re-tested a total of 15 HC center residents on 6/17/20 and 10 Personal Care Residents on the same day. We will be re-testing several more staff again to comply with this mandate.

Joe and I will be meeting to discuss again our re-opening plan and I will send an update next week with more specifics about what you may expect. We are carefully considering your requests and balancing them with the safety and security of all residents and staff.

Please note:

  1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
  2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
  3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
  4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
  5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
  6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Restrict travel

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

  • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine. If you wish to get a COVID test upon return to potentially cut down on the amount of time in quarantine; please contact the Wellness office. You may get a test 5 days after returning; results typically come back within 48-72 hours. If your tests is negative, this would allow you to leave quarantine approximately 6 days early.

Please understand that despite the re-opening in our county, the virus has not changed. We are making changes to what we are doing in an effort to provide more freedoms in a careful manner but the possibility to contract this virus is still very real. I would ask that you carefully consider your choices and as you make them, continue to follow the basic protocols set forth at the beginning so that we do not see a rise in the number of cases at Beaumont. I appreciate greatly those of you who have respectfully followed the guidance provided for the safety of you, your neighbors and the staff. Thank you for your continued support.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:             June 11, 2020
RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have have received no new positive test results, and we have 3 active cases in our healthcare center. After initial testing, many of our residents with positive results had no symptoms and have fully recovered. Nine of our residents, most of whom had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and unfortunately passed away. We continue to have 1 active case of COVID in the apartments/villas. Since the very beginning of the COVID pandemic, a total of 24 residents have tested positive.

We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 84 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

We continue to complete our staff testing in all departments this week. As of 6/10/20, we have tested 173 employees so far. Our total number of employees who need to be tested at present is 248. Our total number of staff who have tested positive is 28 (27 staff and 1 private companion) as of this memo. 21 of those have recovered and resolved.

As a reminder, we are currently only permitting personal landscapers into Beaumont at this time. We would ask that you, if you have not already done so, please call the front desk to notify them of the name of your landscaper and/or company so we can add them to our list so they are permitted to enter Beaumont. Also, it is the expectation that all landscapers wear a mask at all times when on Beaumont’s property and complete our screening process each time they enter the campus. No other personal contractors are being permitted on campus at this time.

In the healthcare center, we are resuming small group activities for non-COVID positive residents. Groups will be of 5 residents with mask wearing and social distancing. Groups will be run simultaneously to allow for all residents to participate. 1:1 visits will continue with all residents. Daily update calls will continue to families and POA’s of those residents who are COVID positive.

Please note:

  1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
  2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
  3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
  4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
  5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
  6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

    Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    We all continue to be challenged by these unprecedented times. I encourage each of you to stay in touch with your friends and neighbors through daily phone calls. Ask a neighbor if they want to take a walk outside with you (while wearing a mask and practicing social distancing!). Call your family. Continue to email me if you have questions or concerns. There is a light at the end of this long tunnel…I am cautiously optimistic at this time. We continue to monitor the statistics as our county gradually begins to open and our number of COVID cases shows signs of slowing down at Beaumont. We must continue to be vigilant and conservative in our approach; however, the promise of better days lies ahead. We will get through this because we are strong and resilient. We have shown our love and ongoing support to each other. Let us continue to do so.

    Be Well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:              June 3, 2020
    RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    We have had residents test positive for COVID-19 in the HealthCare Center (HC) and Personal Care (PCU). Since our last report, we have had 1 additional positive test resulting in 3 active cases in our healthcare center. Many of our residents who initially tested positive had no symptoms and have fully recovered. Seven of our residents, most of who had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result did not do well and have passed away. Our 2 Personal Care residents who had tested positive experienced no symptoms and have since recovered and are doing well. We now have 1 active case of COVID in the apartments/villas.

    We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 28 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now.

    We continue to complete our staff testing in all departments this week. As of 6/2/20, we have tested 98 employees so far. Our total number of employees is 267. Our total number of staff who have tested positive is 27 as of this memo. 17 of those have recovered and resolved and were able to return to work.

    Please note:

    1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
    2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
    3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
    4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week or more.
    5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
    6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

    It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

    Wash your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact

    Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    In light of the protests and riots against police brutality throughout the United States following the killing of George Floyd by [police officer] Derek Chauvin, I am proud to be part of Beaumont, an organization whose mission promotes “a spirit of mutual concern and respect among residents and staff”. I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.

    Please continue to be safe and take care of each other. Thank you.


    TO:         ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:   JOE PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO
    DATE:    May 29, 2020
    RE:         Beaumont’s Pandemic Re-opening Plan

    Following, please find a copy of our Pandemic Re-opening Plan.

    As you know, Governor Wolf is planning on moving Montgomery County into the yellow phase on June 5, 2020. However, Beaumont will likely move to the yellow phase of our plan four weeks later (July 4). As noted in Governor Wolf’s plan, in the yellow phase there are still restrictions in place for congregate care. We will base moving from one phase to the next on a downward trend of active resident/staff cases. Management will continue to monitor health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary. If an upward trend in positive cases occurs, we may reverse to restrictions of an earlier phase. We look forward to the next phase of our new “normal” and the future when we are in the green phase!

    Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, Pandemic Reopening Plan, May 21, 2020.

    General Guidelines:

    • Beaumont’s plan will be at least four weeks beyond the lifting for Montgomery County restrictions.
    • Management will monitor health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary.
    • An upward trend in positive case may reverse to restrictions of an earlier phase.
    • Front Gate will remain guarded until the “no visitor” restrictions are lifted by
    • regulatory bodies.
    • Beaumont will continue to follow the Guidelines of Governor Wolf, CDC and
    • PA Department of Health.

    Phase I (Red Phase) – Current Phase

    • Active resident cases do not exceed 5% of the resident population in each level of care.
    • Resident/employee that have tested positive in the last 14 days must reflect a downward trend.
    • Stay at Home Orders are in place.
    • Mask required for all residents and staff.
    • No visitors in all levels of care except essential workers and vendors.
    • Existing employee and essential workers/vendor screenings remain in place.
    • Social distancing of 6 feet is required of all residents and staff.
    • All activities and social gatherings are prohibited except for controlled activities with social distancing for 5 or less residents in the health center.
    • No outside entertainers or groups.
    • No marketing events, tours or showing of available units.
    • Construction projects are limited and must be approved on a case by case basis.
    • Residents are encouraged not to leave Beaumont unless for medical reasons only.
    • Housekeeping services are limited to essential cleaning in apartments and villas.
    • The Health Center, Personal Care and all common areas receive a heightened level of housekeeping services.
    • Mandatory isolation/quarantine for two weeks is required when exposure is traced or after unauthorized leave from campus.
    • No outside or private services unless medically necessary and approved.
    • Fitness/ Aquatics, Library, etc. remain closed.
    • Food and Beverage services are limited to carry-out and delivery only. All Dining Rooms are closed.
    • No face-to-face meetings. Virtual meetings only.

    Phase II (Yellow Phase)

    • Active resident cases do not exceed 3% of the resident population in each level of care.
    • Resident/employee that have tested positive in the last 30 days must
    • reflect a downward trend.
    • Stay at Home Orders remain in place for Beaumont residents for 4 weeks after Montgomery County restriction are lifted.
    • Mask required for all residents and staff.
    • No visitors in all levels of care except essential workers and vendors.
    • Health Center and Personal Care family members can only visit residents at
    • their windows.
    • Existing employee and essential workers/vendor screenings remain in place.
    • Social distancing of 6 feet is required of all residents and staff.
    • Internal activities and small social gatherings of less than 10 are permitted with social distancing and wearing of face mask.
    • No outside entertainers or groups.
    • Marketing to allow for listings and showings with strict protocols in place.
    • Construction projects are limited and must be approved on a case by case basis.
    • Residents are encouraged not to leave Beaumont unless for medical reasons only.
    • Housekeeping services return to regular weekly cleaning in apartments and villas.
    • The Health Center, Personal Care and all common areas continue to receive a heightened level of housekeeping services.
    • Mandatory isolation/quarantine for two weeks is required when exposure is traced or after unauthorized leave from campus.
    • No outside or private services unless medically necessary and approved.
    • Private landscaping services are permitted. Workers must be screened at
    • the front entrance and wear a mask at all times. Landscapers are not allowed to enter any buildings, apartments or villas.
    • Fitness/ Aquatics, Library, etc. are open with strict protocols in place.
    • Beauty Shop would open with strict protocols in place.
    • Gift Shop would open with strict protocols in place.
    • Food and Beverage services continue to be limited to carry-out and delivery only. All Dining Rooms remain closed.
    • Food delivery from outside restaurants are permitted with delivery to the main entrance.
    • No face-to-face meetings. Virtual meetings only.

    Phase Ill (Green Phase)

    • Active resident cases do not exceed 1% of the resident population in each level of care.
    • Resident/employee that have tested positive in the last 60 days must reflect a downward trend.
    • Stay at Home Orders are lifted.
    • All individuals must follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines imposed upon Retirement Communities.
    • Visitors might be permitted subject to our regulators.
    • Internal activities and small social gatherings of less than 25 are permitted.
    • Outside performers will resume one-month past Phase Ill.
    • Marketing to allow listings and showings with strict protocols in place.
    • Construction projects resume with workers following CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines imposed upon Retirement Communities.
    • Residents may leave Beaumont.
    • Mandatory isolation/quarantine for two weeks is required when exposure
    • is traced.
    • Outside or private services resume with workers following CDC and PA
    • Department of Health Guidelines imposed upon Retirement Communities.
    • Fitness/ Aquatics, Library, etc. are open with strict protocols in place.
    • Beauty Shop open with strict protocols in place.
    • Gift Shop would open with strict protocols in place.
    • Dining Rooms open with less seating capacity. A formalized plan will be distributed by Zack Margolis, Director of Food and Beverage, in the near future. Carry-out will be available and delivery charges are reinstated.
    • Food delivery from outside restaurants are permitted with delivery to the main entrance and villas.
    • Virtual meetings are recommended, and necessary face-to-face meetings can occur for no more than 15 people.
    • Transportation for essential shopping trips will resume with limited capacity of 50%.
    • Guest Rooms will reopen with heightened sanitation procedures in place.

    Beaumont will remain in the Red Phase until formal notification is given otherwise by Joe Peduzzi, President & CEO.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:              ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:        HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:         May 29, 2020
    RE:              Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    We have had residents test positive for COVID-19 in the Healthcare Center and Personal Care. Since our last report, we have had 1 additional positive test resulting in 4 active cases in our HealthCare Center (HC). Many of our residents after initial testing who came back positive had no symptoms and have fully recovered. Five of our residents, most of whom had many health issues prior to receiving a positive COVID test result, did not do well and unfortunately passed away. Our 2 Personal Care (PCU) residents who tested positive experienced no symptoms and have since recovered and are doing well. We continue to have no cases of COVID in the apartments/villas.

    We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, six residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now. We have received positive feedback from those who received the test as being “easier than they thought” and it allowed them to “put their minds at rest”. As a reminder, this test must be scheduled separately from other visits you may have already scheduled with Wellness; it cannot be combined with an otherwise previously scheduled office visit.

    We have started our staff testing in all departments this week. As of 5/28/20, we have tested 59 employees so far. Some employees have already been tested previously; that number is: 20. Our total number of employees is 267. Our total number of staff who have tested positive is 21 as of this memo. 15 of those have recovered and resolved and were able to return to work.

    Please note:

    1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
    2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
    3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
    4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week.
    5. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
    6. We have added additional physician service support daily to help manage the COVID positive cases.

    It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

    Wash your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact

    Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    I am sure you have had a chance to review the Beaumont re-opening plan sent to all residents by Joe Peduzzi. Please keep in mind that we will be carefully watching the re-opening of our county as well as reviewing the statistics of new cases of COVID in our area and at Beaumont. The decision to move forward with our re-opening with be based largely on a downward trend in the total number of resident and staff positive COVID cases. We have decided to permit personal landscapers to come into Beaumont beginning today; however, each time they are on campus, they must be screened and must wear a mask at all times.

    Thank you to all who are following our safety protocols. As the weather continues to improve and certain parts of the state begin to open, I fully recognize how difficult it is to remain strong in maintaining the guidelines set forth. The Governor will move our area into the yellow phase of re-opening effective June 5th; please know that Beaumont is 4 weeks behind in our re-opening plan. We will remain in the Red phase of our plan for an additional 4 weeks. This means we will not be making exceptions to the guidance set forth. Please keep in mind that when you ask for an exception, were it to be granted, it would have to be granted for every resident in Beaumont, not just for one individual; therefore, we are not granting exceptions. These exceptions would bring greater risk and potential virus exposure to our community. The reason protocols were put in place was to keep our community safe. We have not seen a decline in positive cases yet. When we do; things will begin to change. Please know that eventually, things will change in a positive way and we will have greater freedoms and additional activities to enjoy again. Until that time, stay strong, support each other, and stay safe.

    Thank you for your continued support.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             May 22,2020
    RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    We currently have 13 active COVID cases in the Healthcare Center (HC); 2 residents have passed away. Some residents are doing well and not experiencing any symptoms; others are not doing as well. We currently have 2 active COVID cases in the Personal Care Center (PCU). These residents are doing well. We have no cases of COVID among residents in the apartments/villas. We have had a total of 16 positive staff cases to date of COVID. About half of the staff have recovered and are back to work.

    We now offer testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. Previously, testing of Beaumont residents was only done if a resident exhibited signs or symptoms of COVID-19. At this time, if you wish to be tested, please contact the Wellness Office to schedule a time to have your test done. This test will be done for you here at Beaumont and is not dependent on you having any symptoms. We anticipate that you will receive your results back within 48-72 hours after your test is taken. You will also receive an email (if you have provided an address) or hard copy in your resident mailbox of a detailed sheet explaining exactly what you should do to get the test, the process & what to expect.

    I have spoken with our Medical Director, Dr Breish about mass staff testing. We will be approaching this in a tiered system across the entire organization. We will begin testing 20% of all staff weekly, beginning with those we feel may be at the highest risk of exposure, until we reach 100%, using the nasopharyngeal swab as this test has shown to be most effective. Staff will be receiving detailed instructions on how this process will work; it will be at no cost to the employee.

    Please note:

    • We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
    • All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
    • Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and will be monitored closely.
    • Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week.
    • Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be able to take care of the HC center and PCU residents safely. Staff who provide care to residents are wearing full PPE; this includes: N95 mask, gown, hair cover, face shield, shoe covers. Everything possible is being done to protect the safety of our staff and residents.
    • We have added additional daily physician service support to help manage the COVID positive cases.

    Please be aware that there is a new “SCAM” targeting seniors right now. An individual may call you and tell you that they are following up on a positive COVID person. They claim to be using “contact tracing” and believe you may have been exposed to the virus. During the call the person may ask you for your personal identifying information. DO NOT GIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. Please hang up immediately and report this to Joe or myself.

    It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

    Wash your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact

    Cover you mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    As we welcome in the Memorial Day weekend and the promise of nicer weather each day, it typically is a weekend that is full of holiday travels and outside plans. I would caution each of you and ask you to give serious thought about traveling outside Beaumont this weekend. We strongly advise against this practice as you will be taking a chance in exposing yourself to the virus. In exposing yourself, you expose others. Each of us needs to continue to do our part in helping to stop the spread of this deadly disease. Please make the right choice for yourself, your neighbors, your family and the staff.


    LETTER FROM JOSEPH J. PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO
    May 20, 2020

    Dear Residents,

    Many of you probably saw the headline story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. On Page A4 there is a listing of cases and deaths of nursing home residents in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The data released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health is grossly inaccurate, not only for our community, but our leading competition as well.

    Currently and as reported to you in the past, Beaumont has had 14 residents in the Health Center, 2 residents in Personal Care and 15 employees who have tested positive. As we navigate our way through this pandemic, we will continue to be fully transparent to you while maintaining the personal privacy conditions legislated by HIPAA.

    Heather Heiland, Vice President of Health Services, has contacted the
    Pennsylvania Department of Health to inform them of the inaccurate reporting of our data.

    Stay safe and well.

    Best Regards,
    Joseph J. Peduzzi
    President & CEO


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:            ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:      HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:       May 16, 2020
    RE:            Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    After announcing our first positive resident case of COVID-19 in the healthcare center, we made the decision to test all residents in both the Healthcare Center (HC) and our Personal Care (PCU) center. The results came back, and as of early this morning we have a total of 14 active cases in the HC center and 2 active cases in the PCU. Initial results showed a cluster in one area however they began to branch throughout all areas of the HC center as more results came in. Some residents have started to show some signs and symptoms, while others have no symptoms. We have notified residents and families of the results and all of the government agencies that we must update as well. We will continue to provide daily updates to families of positive COVID residents on their status.

    1. We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
    2. All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
    3. Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be strongly encouraged to wear masks and monitored closely.
    4. Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident rooms three times per week.
    5. We are currently analyzing the resident data and will be using this information to determine further steps as to a staff testing plan.
    6. Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate PPE to be able to take care of the HC center residents safely.

    Our total number of positive staff cases remains at fifteen. It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

    Wash your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
    • Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home. o Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
    • Do not gather in groups.
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

    Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    I know this is difficult news to hear, especially since we had been doing so well for such a long period of time. However, this is not entirely unexpected especially when we look at how the numbers of positive cases outside the Beaumont community continue to climb and how our politicians struggle to find safe ways to re-open our world in the face of financial pressure and the wants of citizens who are frustrated with the “new normal” and want to experience freedom once again.

    It is particularly unbearable to lose someone to the virus who you love and care about deeply, and who brought joy to your life every day. Sometimes, there are no words. Many people are struggling with this right now. We need to continue to come together to support each other during this time: a phone call to check in on a neighbor, a walk outside, practicing good self-care and reaching out to ask for help when needed.

    The staff and I are committed to be here for all of you throughout this crisis and to provide the support and care you need. We will get through this. I know many of you have lived through very challenging times and are very strong individuals.

    Thank you so much for your ongoing support, we will get through this together. Be Well.


    LETTER FROM HEATHER HEILAND, V.P. OF HEALTH SERVICES
    May 14, 2020

    Dear Beaumont Residents, Staff and Family Members,

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well. Each day we wake to news of COVID-19 and its impact on our world, nation and local communities. We take stock of how it has changed our lives and look with anticipation for a return to normal. With that in mind, we want to continue to keep you informed of current actions being taken to ensure the safety of our community.

    We have had residents test positive for COVID-19 in the Healthcare Center. Since our last report, we have had 1 additional positive test resulting in 2 active cases. Given the approximately 630 residents and staff at Beaumont, this continues to represent a small portion of the total community population. We have also had 16 negative tests of residents tested in the community. Family members and representatives of residents whose test results are positive have been contacted.

    We are monitoring all residents in the Healthcare Center (HC) and Personal Care Unit (PCU) for any signs and symptoms and taking their temperatures every shift. We recently tested all residents in both the HC and PCU to determine if we have additional positive cases that may be asymptomatic. These results will be communicated to you as soon as they’re available.

    Our community continues to implement extensive safety protocols to limit the spread of the virus. These collective efforts have been critical in protecting our residents and employees. These steps include resident health monitoring, implementation of appropriate isolation protocols, continuing our no visitor policy, elimination of communal activities, employee screenings and temperature checks before each shift, appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and proper social distancing practices to limit personal contact.

    We are committed to keeping you informed as we move through this difficult time. Be well, sincerely, Heather


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             May 11, 2020
    RE:                 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    As of noon today, we now have 57,154 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, with 37,384 or 65.4% residing in Southeastern Pennsylvania counties (Berks 3,417; Bucks 4,028; Chester 1884; Delaware 5,046; Lancaster 2256; Montgomery 5,292; Philadelphia 15,008; and Schuylkill 453). We here at Beaumont have experienced our first COVID-19 positive resident in the HealthCare Center (HC) as of late last night. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to keep the virus from our resident population, we are now actively dealing with what we have long prepared for. We have already taken several steps:

    • We are following the regulations of the Department of Health and the CDC and have notified the appropriate government agencies.
    • All residents and POA’s of residents in the HC center have been notified.
    • All residents in the HC center will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus and have their temperatures checked every shift.
    • Residents in the HC center who have difficulty staying in their rooms will be encouraged to wear masks.
    • Cleaning procedures with COVID mist disinfectants for all surfaces continue with particular attention to common areas and the affected resident room.
    • Therapies will be done in room or on a 1:1 basis in the therapy room for HC center residents with proper disinfection procedures in between residents along with continued health screenings and temperature checks prior to therapy engagement.
    • We have contacted several resources and have some possible leads on mass resident and staff testing that we are following up on from this past Friday from the County Health Department. We will keep you posted as to the outcome.
    • Proper infection control measures are in place and staff have the appropriate PPE to be able to take care of the HC center residents safely.

    Our total number of positive staff cases remains at fifteen.

    It continues to be critically important that everyone continues to follow the CDC’s guidance; so please:

    Wash your hands often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing and before/after eating.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

    Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.

    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.

    Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • You must wear your facemask for it to be effective; keeping it in your pocket does not provide you or others with any protection
    • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

    Cover coughs and sneezes

    • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

    Restrict travel

    • Do not travel outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Anyone who is planning to travel outside of our state must notify Joe or Heather and when you return you will be in your apartment on 14 days quarantine.

    I recognize that this is a very challenging time for us all. I continue to need everyone’s support in following our guidelines so that we can keep as many residents and staff as safe as possible. It has been a long road and will continue to take the courage and strength of all of us continuing to come together to work towards a common goal. We had sincerely hoped that as the outside world had started to reopen that we would have that opportunity as well. However, the local county numbers show that we are not yet ready to do so and now that we have our first positive resident case, we must be extra cautious. Each decision that we make as individuals affects others in this extraordinary time. We are dependent on our friends and neighbors to help us stay well. Knowing the potential outcomes for our friends, neighbors, and families; I am asking each of you to please stay on track, make the right decision (even though you are tired of it!) because your choice affects so many people. I am counting on you.

    Thank you so much for your ongoing care and support. Be Well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             May 8, 2020
    RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    At this time, no resident at Beaumont has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Our total number of positive staff cases has increased to fifteen. Some of our staff members have recovered and returned to work. Some are at home recuperating and we update the local health authorities on a daily basis, as required. We will post this total number at our front desk and on our internal Beaumont TV Channel 1970 daily to maintain total transparency for both residents and staff. However, we will continue to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the staff members themselves.

    Currently, local health authorities have stated that they would like all health care workers and residents in communities like ours tested. This has been broadcast in the news. However, the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the elected officials who are calling for all this testing have not yet been able to effectively solve the shortage of available test kits in PA. I have been in touch with representatives from the local DOH and the Health Department to let them know of the disconnect between what is being broadcast and the very real shortages that prevent us from being able to do this in real time. I have personally spoken with a physician representative from the DOH and asked that he take my concerns back to their offices.  I am also following up on all potential resources to try to obtain test kits for Beaumont.

    In addition, we are currently working on the details of our plan to re-open Beaumont safely in three phases. Our plan will closely follow the Governor’s; however, it will be four weeks behind, be conservative, and will be based directly on resident and staff data. How quickly we can begin offering services or lifting restrictions will be determined by the percentages of decreasing cases. We will have detailed information for you very soon that will outline the specifics in all areas of Beaumont and all safety parameters.

    I want to wish all mothers a beautiful and Happy Mother’s Day! We have planned special events for this upcoming holiday to connect residents and families to make the day special as we want every Mother to look and feel her best on this special day, especially this year!


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:       ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM: HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:  May 1, 2020
    RE:      Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    At this time, no resident at Beaumont has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Our total number of positive staff cases has increased to thirteen. Some of the staff members have recovered and returned to work. Some are at home recuperating and we update the local health authorities as required on a daily basis. We will post this total number at our front desk and on our internal Beaumont TV Channel 1970 daily to maintain total transparency for both residents and staff. However, we will continue to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the staff members themselves.

    Recently I have received articles and questions from residents regarding “pulse oximeter” machines and the questionable value in testing both staff and residents. According to our Medical Director, Dr. Breish, checking pulse ox in patients is a good idea, but there is little value in testing pulse ox in staff. No other communities similar to Beaumont, that we are aware of, are checking pulse ox values in their staff. One of the main issues is that abnormal pulse ox readings are non-specific. Someone could have an abnormal pulse ox because their hands are cold. We also do not have data on staff baseline pulse ox. A staff member with a chronic lung disease may have an abnormal pulse ox all the time. Currently, we have available pulse oximeter machines at Beaumont and we do use them to check residents.

    New symptoms that would exclude an individual from entering Beaumont were added to our health screening tool earlier this week. This guidance we received directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They include:
    1. Chills
    2. Repeated shaking with chills
    3. Muscle pain
    4. Headache
    5. Sore throat
    6. New loss of taste or smell

    Please continue to reach out to your healthcare provider if you experience any of these additional symptoms.

    Local golf courses are opening today (May 1). Upon further investigation, it appears that safety practices are being put in place such as: only one golfer per cart, significant social distancing between each cart, disinfecting procedures, etc. I would advise strongly that you continue to be vigilant in your personal safe practices approach should you choose to participate in this activity. My understanding is that the club rooms are closed. Please continue to wear a mask, bring your hand sanitizer and utilize caution with social distancing. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

    We continue to be closed to visitors at this time. I receive a significant number of calls and emails requesting personal exceptions to this rule. Please understand, if I make an exception for one person or family, it is only fair to make the exception for the entire community – which presents a safety concern for all as we have hundreds of residents. I fully recognize the hardship this presents to many as it is heartbreaking to have to be separated physically from family and loved ones. Unfortunately, we continue to see ongoing positive cases of staff at Beaumont, and of both staff and residents at nearby communities. The number of cases continue to climb – the US has reached over 1 million positive COVID-19 cases, and we are by no means “out of the woods”. Our governmental leaders are faced with the difficult task of balancing harsh economic realities with human lives. At Beaumont, we are doing everything we can to keep our residents safe but I know it has been challenging to live with the variety of restrictions. I will continue to ask for your patience and support. I promise you that my team and I are continually thinking of ways to offer new and diverse activities as well as essential services during this pandemic but within appropriate infection-controlled guidelines. We are also mandated by government agencies as to what we can and cannot do; all of which makes sense right now due to the high risks certain activities can pose to our residents.

    Thank you to all who have reached out with your positive comments and support of the efforts of the staff. Also, I thank those of you who are willing to follow the guidelines set forth; I know it is not an easy task and I sincerely appreciate it. Be Well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             April 23, 2020
    RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    At this time, no resident at Beaumont has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Our total number of positive staff cases has increased to seven. Some of the staff members have recovered and have been able to return to work. Some are at home recuperating and we update the local health authorities on a daily basis, as required. Each staff member may have had a different scenario which we are assisting in managing with the guidance of our Medical Director, Dr. Charles Breisch. We will post the total number of cases at our front desk daily for total transparency to both residents and staff. However, we will continue to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the staff members themselves.

    For example, a staff member might be at home, feel ill and call to let us know that they are experiencing signs and symptoms. We then will remove them from the schedule and direct them to contact their physician and get tested for COVID-19. They would not return to work until they are free from signs and symptoms for seven days and free from a fever for three days without the use of fever reducing medication.

    Another scenario might be that a staff member may have an exposure to a family member who tested positive for COVID-19. We would have them self-quarantine for a period of fourteen days, if they had no symptoms. If they experienced symptoms, they would then follow the guidelines of testing and return to work as stated above.

    Significant contact with an exposed person is considered to be for a period of at least 10 minutes and in a distance of less than 6 feet. This is the reason that all staff must wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing. We are also giving this message to residents. Every person who enters Beaumont is required to wear a mask at this point. Because of generous donations from many kind individuals in and outside of Beaumont, residents have recently been provided with a second mask to wear while they wash the original mask. Visitors must continue to answer our health questionnaire and have their temperature taken. If a staff member also works at another community that has COVID-19 positive residents, further investigation is done to determine if that person has worked directly with those patients. If that staff member has worked directly with a COVID-19 positive patient, further steps are taken to safeguard residents and staff at Beaumont.

    Daily decisions to keep the residents and staff of Beaumont safe is my top priority and I take a very conservative approach in all matters as this pertains directly to human life. I make my decisions based on a range of reputable COVID-19 resources and under the guidance of top medical professionals with whom I consult on a regular basis. I understand that politicians are discussing “loosening things up” in the general community in the very near future. I see a more conservative approach for us here at Beaumont as we have a population that is at a higher risk and therefore in need of greater protection. I sincerely appreciate all of your patience during this particularly challenging time. This is not an easy road for you and future generations will talk about this pandemic; it will certainly go down in our history as an event to be remembered. Leaders will be remembered for what they did or did not do and the decisions that they made. However, I know that we will get through this together and we will be stronger for it. Thank you for your continued support. Please be well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             April 17, 2020
    RE:                 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Governor Wolf announced on Wednesday, April 15th that essential businesses that are open in Pennsylvania must have their workers wear a mask. In addition, all customers who enter those businesses must wear a mask. This is further evidence that we at Beaumont must do the same to protect all of us against this virus. At this time, we have been able to distribute cloth masks to all residents with instructions on how to care for them. We will distribute more as our supply grows and it is feasible. Our thanks to the individuals who have helped us during this pandemic. In addition, the Governor released a list of protocols for businesses which I am pleased to say that Beaumont already had in place since March to keep our residents and staff safe.

    At this time, no resident at Beaumont is positive for COVID-19.

    However, the number of staff who tested positive has increased to five. These staff members did everything they could to prevent the spread of the illness. As soon as they felt ill, they immediately stayed home and were tested. They are all recovering in their homes. We continue to follow the guidance of our Medical Director, Dr. Breish and the CDC by wearing masks at all times, following social distancing, and washing hands properly.

    I have been asked about our policy regarding travel and quarantine procedures. First, I would advise that residents not travel unnecessarily as a way to keep you and Beaumont safe. Individuals have been stopped by authorities at the state line to prevent out-of-state travel. However, if you choose to travel out of state, you will be in quarantine in your apartment or villa for a period of fourteen days once you return. Meal delivery services will be provided to you and groceries as needed. Staff will assist you with obtaining delivery of your mail. You will not be permitted to visit the common areas of the building until your quarantine is finished.

    Emergency medical appointments continue to be permitted and encouraged as your health and well-being are of primary importance. Please wear your mask, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing.

    Please continue to make good choices for the well-being of you and others as we are all in this together and your decisions affect your neighbors and the staff who provide services to you. I know how challenging a time this is for each of you – but we are a family, and a family takes care of each other. I am so grateful for the outpouring of support that I have received and the kudos that you have given to our staff. Please be well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:           HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:            April 13, 2020
    RE:                 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Unfortunately, we continue to see the number of positive COVID-19 cases rise rapidly in our county, in Pennsylvania, and in nearby facilities similar to Beaumont.

    Currently, we continue to have no positive resident cases for COVID-19 at Beaumont.

    However, the number of staff cases continues to rise and now stands at four. The staff members at this time are recovering in their homes and we receive daily updates on their status. We have contacted the local health authorities and will be in touch with updates as needed. All staff continues to wear masks as this is our residents’ greatest protection against the virus.

    Today, all apartment and villa residents will receive a phone call from a staff member to ask if they currently have a mask; if not, we will provide them with either a cloth mask or a bandana today. We will strongly advise them to wear this any time there could be human contact, to maintain social distancing of 6 feet, to practice excellent and frequent hand washing, and/or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if a sink is not available.

    Several residents have asked to know the identity of the staff who is presently ill. We cannot provide this information due to HIPPA regulations; however, this is the directive that offered to all:

    “Assume that every staff person or resident whom you come into contact with carries the virus and act accordingly.”

    The virus can be transmitted from person to person, even among those who exhibit no symptoms at all. So, everyone must continue to use health safety practices at all times. For those who have been doing this all along, “THANK YOU!” For those who have not been diligently following the procedures, now is the time to start. Note that when wearing a mask it must cover your nose and mouth, and should not be removed to talk to others.

    Thanks to everyone at Beaumont for being supportive of each other during these very difficult and trying times. We are all in this together and “this too shall pass”…eventually. Thanks to everyone for finding creative ways to keep our collective spirits up, and for the outpouring of love and support. It means so very much.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS & STAFF
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             April 2, 2020
    RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    As new cases of COVID-19 continue to develop throughout Montgomery County and Pennsylvania, we have been planning and preparing for our first confirmed COVID-19 case for some time, and we are ready.

    While the number of confirmed cases across the country continues to increase, no Beaumont resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

    Unfortunately, we were notified late last evening that Beaumont’s first employee tested positive for COVID-19. At 7 a.m. yesterday we had already started the distribution of masks to all staff members through our “Skills Fair,” along with education on how to use the mask, take care of it and additional review education on proper hand washing and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    According to our Medical Director, Dr. Charles Breish, in most cases, when one has been exposed to COVID-19 symptoms begin to appear in 5 days. However, they can continue to appear for up to about eleven days. We are six days since the confirmed positive employee was last in the building and we have not seen evidence of residents or staff with signs or symptoms of the virus at this point who had contact with him/her. The employee did everything possible to ensure our safety; as soon as he/she felt ill, they called out of work and stayed home and got tested immediately. We will be contacting the local health authorities to begin our coordination and communication of this event. Please understand that out of respect for patient privacy and HIPAA, we cannot share specifics about this individual. However, we are in close communication with the staff member as we are concerned with their health and well-being. We are appreciative of all of our Beaumont workers as they are committed to serving our residents every day in this time of crisis and they are taking proactive measures to reduce unknown and inadvertent exposures.

    We understand that this may cause you increased anxiety and concerns. However, please know that we are very prepared to handle and ready to respond to this situation. Our healthcare teams are experienced in infection control and well-trained in our protocols, which are in full compliance with guidelines from local health authorities, the CDC and other public health officials. We will continue to focus on providing care that is compassionate along with strict infection control practices while taking all measures possible to prevent the spread of the virus here at Beaumont.

    I cannot emphasize enough the importance of us all taking steps to limit our exposure: through proper hand washing, continuing to self-isolate, and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.

    I appreciate your kindness and support to each other through these unprecedented times. We are all in this together and it is up to each of us to make good choices that will affect every neighbor, family member or staff member. Thank you and Be Well.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:              ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:        JIM GIBBONS, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, AND HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:         March 24, 2020
    RE:              Housekeeping Services Update during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont

    Beaumont is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our employees and residents. In an effort to continue to maintain a standard of service to our residents we will be implementing a biweekly cleaning schedule to those residents who wish to participate in the Villas/Apartments.

    To keep our residents and staff safe during this time, we will be limiting the possibility of cross contamination by assigning housekeeping teams to specific areas where they will be assigned and work for the entire day. (To ensure staff and resident safety, any requests for specific housekeepers, full cleanings, specific days and times cannot be acknowledged at this time.)

    We will be providing the following ESSENTIAL SERVICES as required;

        • Staff will clean and sanitize kitchens, bathrooms and door handles.
        • Staff will change bed linens.
        • Staff will vacuum as necessary.

    We need to ensure that both residents and staff maintain social distancing of six feet during the Housekeepers visit.  Housekeepers will not be permitted to enter any location deemed restricted by the VP of Health Services.

    Please contact Housekeeping to schedule and receive this voluntary interim service.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS & STAFF
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             March 22, 2020
    RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    One of our physicians has tested positive for COVID-19. Exposure at Beaumont was limited to four residents in our healthcare center and one in our Personal Care Center. We took immediate measures to safeguard our residents and staff once we received this information. Residents were put in contact isolation and staff were given personal protective equipment to be able to do their jobs. Staff exposure was limited and no staff have exhibited any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to date.

    Initially, the physician was able to enter our property as they passed the healthcare screening tool, including temperature check. Symptoms did not develop until later and when the testing was done, it took quite some time for the results to come back.

    According to our Medical Director, Dr. Charles Breish, in most cases, when one has been exposed to COVID-19, symptoms begin to appear in 5 days. However, they can continue to appear for up to about eleven days. We are close to this eleven day mark and have not had any residents or staff who have exhibited any signs or symptoms up to this point as a result of this exposure.

    We are looking to utilize telemedicine when possible moving forward to mitigate unnecessary risk.

    We are fortunate to report that the physician is feeling much better and after a period of rest will be able to return when completely well.

    All employees, contract staff, and authorized visitors will be asked new health questions at the entrance to Beaumont prior to entering as follow. Please note the changes. If you would answer “yes” to any of the questions, please alert your supervisor immediately for guidance.

    Has this individual washed their hands or used alcohol-based hand rub on entry?

        1. YES / NO – If no, please have them do so
        2. Employee reports sign/symptom of fever, cough, or shortness of breath

    YES_____________    NO_________________

        1. Employee reports travel outside of the United States in past 14 days

    YES_____________    NO_________________

        1. Employee reports known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or having traveled outside of the United States in past 14 days

    YES_____________   NO_________________

        1. For employees, ask if they have:

    Worked in facilities with recognized COVID-19 cases?

    If YES, ask if they worked with a person with confirmed COVID-19?

    YES/NO

    If YES, restrict them from entering Beaumont

        1. Oral or tympanic temperature ____________


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS AND STAFF
    FROM:           BROCK A. NICHOLS, VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, AND                                  HEATHER HEILAND, VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:            March 19, 2020
    RE:                 CONTRACTORS ON CAMPUS

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont

    At this time, we are restricting on-site contractors to “essential work” only. This means all non-essential contractors, including landscapers and gardeners, are not permitted on-site. Essential work is defined as a safety concern, for regulatory compliance and/or work necessary to keep a resident in their home. This includes interior and exterior work. Units under renovation are permitted to continue at this time provided the contractors follow Beaumont’s temperature scanning and health questionnaire protocol. Thank you for your cooperation.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS AND STAFF
    FROM:           ZACHARY MARGOLIS, DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE
    DATE:            March 14, 2020
    RE:                 Coronavirus (COVID-19), Food & Beverage Update

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont

    Effective immediately, for the health and safety of all, the kitchen is off limits to all residents.

    Placing Orders: All phone calls for Basic Grocery Items, Pick-Up or Delivery should be made to:

        • The Grille Room Hostess Desk (610) 542-2031
        • The Mansion Hostess Desk (610)542-2022
        • Sonya Clarke (610) 525-7641
        • Reservation Line (484)318-2423.

    All messages will be returned as promptly as possible. All items will be delivered and/or available for pick-up as quickly as possible.

    Items Available: For your convenience, we will have basic grocery items such as eggs, milk, oranges, apples, and bananas available for purchase. In addition to grocery basics, we will have alcohol, wine and beer available for purchase. All orders for items from the liquor store should be placed 48 hours in advance for special order items please allow 72 hours advanced notice.

    Pick Up Location: Basic Grocery Items may be picked up at the Mansion Hostess Stand.

    Delivery Fees Waived: During this time, we will be waiving all delivery fees associated with meals and alcohol.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Please contact Zachary with any questions or concerns at (610) 542-2025 or zmargolis@beaumontretirement.com.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:            HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:             March 13, 2020
    RE:                 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    We have some new information to share with you about a few cases related to exposure to COVID-19.

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont

    We recently had two cases in IL in which two residents were exposed to an individual A (has no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 at present) who was exposed to an individual B who tested positive for COVID-19. Both residents are self- quarantining at this time and will be for 14 days after their last exposure. Their health will be monitored closely for any changes.

    In another instance, an employee was exposed outside of Beaumont to individual C (has no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 at present) who was exposed to another individual D (who later tested positive for COVID-19). This employee, who currently has no signs or symptoms of the virus, came into contact with twelve residents in HC/IL living areas in one location. These residents are currently under a 14- day quarantine and presently have no signs or symptoms of the virus. We will closely be monitoring their progress and taking all precautions to ensure their safety and yours.

    The following changes to our daily activities will occur:

        • Beauty shop services have been closed for two weeks and we will then reassess.
        • Routine weekly housekeeping has been cancelled in all apartments and villas at this time so that we can focus on more intense cleaning of the common areas and the HC/PCU areas. Contact the front desk if you do need any services.
        • In-unit maintenance services will be restricted to essential work or safety concerns.
        • Apartment renovations will need to stop for the time being to reduce the amount of people on campus and potential exposure. Villa renovations can still continue provided the contractor does not enter the main building.

    As a reminder, the CDC recommends:

        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
        • Stay home when you are sick
        • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
        • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
        • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
        • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    We will continue to keep you informed as we become aware of new information regarding the coronavirus. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:                 ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:           HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:            March 12, 2020
    RE:                Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Based on new information and escalation as COVID-19 has increased to a Pandemic, we will be implementing new initiatives to help keep our Beaumont residents and staff safe.

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont. The following changes to our daily activities will occur:

        • We have implemented a NO VISITOR policy. Our staff will be able to assist residents with technology to aid in virtual visits through FaceTime, Skype, and WhatsApp.
        • We will reduce the number of entrances to Beaumont to two; the main entrance and the healthcare center entrance. The garage door keypads have been disabled; please remember as a resident to bring your keys with you so that you can continue to enter the building at the garage locations.
        • All essential visitors who are required to enter the community such as food vendors, compliance contractors, or companions and staff will be checked in at one of the entrances. They will be given a health questionnaire which includes questions recommended by the CDC for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and also have their temperature taken. If cleared, they will be permitted entry into Beaumont and given access to necessary parts of the building. If not, the individual will be sent home.
        • All Beaumont activities, events, and worship services inside the community will be cancelled until further notice.
        • There will be no meetings until further notice. Essential meetings will occur through our remote teleconference system.
        • We advise residents not to travel outside of Beaumont.
        • The only trips out will be to medical appointments, grocery store and pharmacy. Please go on these trips only as necessary.
        • The gift shop will be closed.
        • We are cancelling Beaumont as a polling place and will assist you in provisions of paper ballots for the upcoming election.

    A separate memo will follow that will outline changes to our culinary and beverage department. As a reminder, the CDC recommends:

        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
        • Stay home when you are sick
        • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
        • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
        • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
        • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    We will continue to keep you informed as we become aware of new information regarding the coronavirus. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:              ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:        HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:         March 11, 2020
    RE:             Coronavirus Update

    We will provide the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be issuing weekly bulletins to residents at Beaumont based upon the daily updates we receive from the CDC & Department of Health.

    Currently, we do not have any cases of the virus at Beaumont.

    The following changes to our daily activities have occurred:

        • All outside trips/activities are cancelled
        • All internal activities that are presented by external Beaumont individuals are cancelled
        • All group transportation; except transport to church and grocery stores are cancelled. However, we ask that residents refrain from these trips if possible.
        • Buffets, including Sunday brunches, and salad bars have been cancelled. A garden or Caesar plated option is available.
        • All non-essential visitors or staff to Beaumont are being asked not to visit at this time to reduce the overall number of visitors to Beaumont from the outside
        • We have cancelled all outside tours at this time
        • Guest room reservations have been suspended
        • Resident Services will soon provide more information on specific activities and events which have been cancelled.

    If you as a resident of Beaumont are feeling ill and live in an apartment or villa, we ask that you call the Wellness Office and they will give you further instruction. Also, they can set up meal delivery services if needed. Residents of our Personal Care or Healthcare Center will be evaluated on a daily basis for signs or symptoms of illness and given treatment as indicated.

    We would ask that if you see a fellow resident or visitor who actively exhibits signs or symptoms of respiratory illness out in the community, such as in common areas or a dining room, that you report this to the Wellness Office so that we can follow up with the resident or visitor to keep all of us safe and healthy. As with all recommendations, they are only helpful if we all follow them.

    We would like to give you an update on our supplies on hand. We have increased our par levels in housekeeping supplies from one months supplies on hand to two months supplies. Also, in culinary, we typically have a par level of three days food on hand; this has been increased to seven days of food on hand. We have also purchased additional foam containers to be prepared in the event we have to deliver meals.
    As a reminder, the CDC recommends:

        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
        • Stay home when you are sick
        • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
        • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
        • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
        • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    We will continue to keep you informed as we become aware of new information regarding the coronavirus. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We will provide regular updates to your healthcare committee members, updates at the town hall meetings, information in your mailboxes and on our new healthcare bulletin board when it is installed.


    MEMORANDUM
    TO:         ALL RESIDENTS
    FROM:   HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
    DATE:    February 28, 2020
    RE:        Coronavirus Update
    There has been a great deal on the news lately about updates concerning the coronavirus and some residents have asked: What is our plan at Beaumont to deal with it should we experience an outbreak? First, I would like to say that at present, we are monitoring the situation through the CDC and with input from our medical director Dr. Breish. We recently put information in your mailboxes to give you an update on the virus & information about it. To review, we need to remain calm as our current risk right now is low, despite some of the panic that is starting to appear. This can often occur when we do not have all of the answers for what may occur in the future. Currently, we are more at risk for getting sick with the flu than from the coronavirus. Our plan, should the coronavirus become an issue is very similar to what we would do in the case of a flu outbreak.

    We currently have policies & procedures in place to guide us in these circumstances.
    We would report cases of the coronavirus to the local & state health department on a daily basis; track symptoms and ensure that residents stay in their rooms or apartments who have the virus according to the health department guidelines. The medical director would be notified immediately and we would work closely with Dr. Breish. Staff would follow standard or droplet precautions as warranted with each resident to ensure that the virus does not spread and so that they themselves do not catch it. Visitation would be restricted. Posted notices notifying residents/others of an outbreak would be displayed. Staff absenteeism would be monitored closely to ensure that if the illness were present in staff that they do not infect residents by returning to work. Housekeeping would be notified so that the proper chemicals could be used to ensure that the virus is killed in the rooms and to ensure that all areas, including high-touch surfaces are properly sanitized. Appropriate masks are available for both sick individuals and for caregivers.

    As a reminder, the best way to prevent the coronavirus or any viral respiratory illness (for example, the FLU) is to avoid being exposed to the virus. As a reminder, the CDC recommends:
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    We will continue to keep you informed as we become aware of new information regarding the coronavirus. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We will provide regular updates to your healthcare committee members, updates at the town hall meetings, information in your mailboxes and on our new healthcare bulletin board once it is installed.

COVID-19 Prevention at Beaumont