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:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 29, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

We are continuing to see a rise in the number of delta variant COVID cases in areas of the country with low vaccination rates. In Montgomery County, our rate is on the rise but is still low. We have not yet been mandated to wear masks.

Wearing a mask is a personal choice – one which you need to make carefully and thoughtfully based on the information you have available. If, for example, you are going out to dinner with friends, you could ask if everyone in your party had received the vaccine. If you are attending a large event and you do not know everyone’s vaccine status, the risk could be greater. You always have a choice to attend these tyupes of events or not, and if you do, you may choose to wear a mask as a precaution. We know that it is possible to contract COVID-19 even if you have received the vaccine and, especially during this time when the number of COVID delta variant cases are rising, you may decide it prudent to begin wearing your mask again in risky social situations.

Beaumont residents are not required to wear a mask in any area or activity of Beaumont in Independent Living (IL) if you have been vaccinated. Please note that if you choose to visit a resident in our healthcare or personal care areas, you must continue to wear a mask per government regulations. Your guests and family members may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated in IL only. You are responsible to ensure that they provide you with proof of their vaccination.

Staff who work in IL areas ONLY, and who have received their full vaccinations, will be able to remove their masks if they choose beginning August 1, 2021. However, all staff, visitors, residents and guests who visit or work in our healthcare or personal care areas must continue to wear masks per the current regulations.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 23, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID-19. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has indicated that nationally 81.3% of residents and 58.4% of staff in long-term care homes have been vaccinated to-date. Here at Beaumont, 99.9% of our Independent Living (IL) residents have received the vaccine; 100% of our Healthcare Center (HC) residents have received it; 100% of our Personal Care (PCU) residents have received it; and 94% of all staff have received the full series so far.

The mask restriction for Independent Living residents at Beaumont has been lifted for all residents who have been vaccinated. You are not required to wear a mask in any area or activity of Beaumont in IL if you have been vaccinated. Please note that if you choose to visit a resident in our healthcare or personal care areas, you must continue to wear a mask per government regulations. Your guests and family members may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated in IL only. You are responsible to ensure that they provide you with proof of their vaccination.

Staff who work in Independent Living areas ONLY, and who have received their full vaccinations, will be able to remove their masks if they choose beginning August 1, 2021. However, all staff, visitors, residents and guests who visit or work in our healthcare or personal care areas must continue to wear masks per the current regulations.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 16, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has increased slightly to 0.6%.

The mask restriction for fully-vaccinated Independent Living residents has been lifted. You do not have to wear a mask in any area or for any activity at Beaumont if you have been vaccinated (as 99.9% of our residents have been). Please note that if you choose to visit a resident in our healthcare or personal care areas, you must continue to wear a mask per government regulations. Our staff in all areas will continue to wear masks until further notice. Your guests and family members may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated. You are responsible for ensuring they can provide proof of vaccination.

ONLY fully-vaccinated staff who work in Independent Living areas will be able to remove their masks, if they so choose, beginning August 1, 2021. Anyone visiting or working in the Healthcare Center or Personal Care must continue to wear masks per the current regulations. If a staff member prefers to continue to wear their mask, they can choose to do so and PPE will continue to be provided to them.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 9, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has dropped to 0.4%.

The mask restriction for Independent Living residents who have been vaccinated has been lifted. You do not have to wear a mask in any area or for any activity at Beaumont if you have been vaccinated (as 99.9% of our residents have been). Please note that if you choose to visit a resident in our healthcare or personal care areas, you must continue to wear a mask per government regulations. Our staff in all areas will continue to wear masks until further notice. Your guests and family members may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated. You are responsible for ensuring they can provide proof of vaccination.

Provided you have been fully vaccinated, you do not need to be tested for COVID if you have been away from the community for more than 3 days – unless you are experiencing symptom

We require the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont as of June 30, 2021. All current staff have obtained at least one dose of vaccine at this time and we will monitor to ensure all vaccinations are completed. Those individuals who were granted a religious or medical exception have been notified and will be required to wear appropriate PPE. Any new staff are informed of our vaccination protocols.

We are in the process of welcoming back family members/guests/future residents to our activities and to the fitness center beginning this month – only if they have been fully vaccinated. Future residents must provide proof of vaccination to our marketing department prior to visiting either of these areas. Residents of Beaumont who wish to invite family members or guests to activities or to the fitness center are personally responsible for verifying that they are vaccinated.

We are still not able to invite family members/guests/future residents into our dining rooms but will keep you posted. We thank you for your patience with this process as we continue to expand our workforce in this area. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              July 1, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has dropped to 0.6%.

We are lifting the mask restriction for Independent Living residents who have been vaccinated effective TODAY. You do not have to wear a mask in any area or for any activity at Beaumont if you have been vaccinated (as 99.9% of our residents have been). Please note that if you choose to visit a resident in our healthcare or personal care areas, you must continue to wear a mask per government regulations. Our staff in all areas will continue to wear masks until further notice. Your guests and family members may choose not to wear masks if they are fully vaccinated. You are responsible for ensuring they can provide proof of vaccination.

Provided you have been fully vaccinated, you do not need to be tested for COVID if you have been away from the community for more than 3 days – unless you are experiencing symptoms.

We require the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont as of June 30, 2021. All current staff have obtained at least one dose of vaccine at this time and we will monitor to ensure all vaccinations are completed. Those individuals who were granted a religious or medical exception have been notified and will be required to wear appropriate PPE. Any new staff are informed of our vaccination protocols.

The Town Hall meeting was well attended. It was wonderful to see so many of you in person and we hope you found the presentations to be informative. We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

We are in the process of welcoming back family members/guests/future residents to our activities and to the fitness center beginning this month – only if they have been fully vaccinated. Future residents must provide proof of vaccination to our marketing department prior to visiting either of these areas. Residents of Beaumont who wish to invite family members or guests to activities or to the fitness center are personally responsible for verifying that they are vaccinated.

We are still not able to invite family members/guests/future residents into our dining rooms but will keep you posted. We thank you for your patience with this process as we continue to expand our workforce in this area.

Enjoy your July 4th holiday! A celebration is appropriate, and you should all be proud of your ongoing, steadfast efforts in keeping each other safe throughout the pandemic. Your patience has been examplary, and we know it has been a difficult time at best. We are resilient and strong as human beings and there are better times ahead. We are grateful for each of you and all that you contribute to our wonderful community at Beaumont.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 25, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has dropped to 1.0%.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We are requiring the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. We are communicating with staff members to ensure they have reviewed the policy and registered their vaccination preferences. All medical/religious exception requests are being reviewed and employees/healthcare workers are notified of the determinations by Human Resources.

It was decided unanimously by both Resident Boards and the Healthcare Committee that any new resident who moves into our community must also receive the COVID vaccine. We continue to applaud our residents and staff who are committed to working together for the well-being of everyone at Beaumont and to help us return to regular activities and socialization that we all enjoy.

Today is the final day to turn in your education survey to Wellness; please do so as your input is very important to us!

The Town Hall meeting will be held in-person on June 30th at 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend for important updates.

We are in the process of welcoming back family members/guests/future residents to our activity programs and to the fitness center beginning in the month of July only if they have been fully vaccinated. Future residents must provide proof of vaccination to our Marketing Department prior to visiting either of these areas. Residents of Beaumont who wish to invite family members or guests to activities or to the Fitness Center are personally responsible for verifying that those individuals are vaccinated.
We are still not able to include family members/guests/future residents in our dining rooms but will keep you posted. We thank you for your patience with this process as we continue to expand our staff in this area.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 18, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has dropped to 1.6%.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We are requiring the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. We are offering additional education sessions again with our medical professionals (both group and 1:1) to unvaccinated staff to answer any questions they may have regarding the three available vaccines and to provide information/support regarding vaccine sites. This policy/education also applies to healthcare workers who provide private duty services to our residents in all levels of care (companions and aides). Employees or healthcare workers may decline to receive the vaccine for true documented medical or religious reasons. In this case, they will need to wear personal protective equipment to maintain the health and safety of our residents and other staff at Beaumont.

It was decided unanimously by both Resident Boards and the Healthcare Committee that any new resident who moves into our community must also receive the COVID vaccine. We continue to applaud our residents and staff who are committed to working together for the well-being of everyone at Beaumont and to help us return to regular activities and socialization that we all enjoy.

Beginning on July 1st, any private companion/aide employed by a resident can dine with the resident in our Independent Living (IL) dining rooms, provided that they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post last vaccine). We encourage all private employees to abide be the required dress code. We are still in the process of hiring additional staff for our Food & Beverage team so that we can look towards welcoming back guests and family members soon. We will keep you posted as to when this will occur.

It is now acceptable for residents in all committee meetings to hold these meetings in-person if desired. Masks are still required at this time.

The education survey was sent to you this week; please return to Wellness by next Friday June 25th.

The Town Hall meeting will be held in-person on June 30th at 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend for important updates.

We are in the process of welcoming back family members/guests/future residents to our activity programs and to the fitness center beginning in the month of July only if they have been fully vaccinated. Future residents must provide proof of vaccination to our Marketing Department prior to visiting either of these areas. Residents of Beaumont who wish to invite family members or guests to activities or to the Fitness Center are personally responsible for verifying that those individuals are vaccinated.
We are still not able to include family members/guests/future residents in our dining rooms but will keep you posted. We thank you for your patience with this process as we continue to expand our staff in this area.

Thank you to all of the Fathers who guided and supported us each day in becoming the individuals we are today. We will always hold you in our hearts, this Sunday and any other day!

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 11, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. The Montgomery County positivity rate has dropped to 2.8%.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We are requiring the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. We are offering additional education sessions again with our medical professionals (both group and 1:1) to unvaccinated staff to answer any questions they may have regarding the three available vaccines and to provide information/support regarding vaccine sites. This policy/education also applies to healthcare workers who provide private duty services to our residents in all levels of care (companions and aides). Employees or healthcare workers may decline to receive the vaccine for true documented medical or religious reasons. In this case, they will need to wear personal protective equipment to maintain the health and safety of our residents and other staff at Beaumont.

It was decided unanimously by both Resident Boards and the Healthcare Committee that any new resident who moves into our community must also receive the COVID vaccine. We continue to applaud our residents and staff who are committed to working together for the well-being of everyone at Beaumont and to help us return to regular activities and socialization that we all enjoy.

Beginning on July 1st, any private companion/aide employed by a resident can dine with the resident in our Independent Living (IL) dining rooms, provided that they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post last vaccine). We encourage all private employees to abide be the required dress code. We are still in the process of hiring additional staff for our Food & Beverage team so that we can look towards welcoming back guests and family members soon. We will keep you posted as to when this will occur.

It is now acceptable for residents in all committee meetings to hold these meetings in-person if desired. Masks are still required at this time.

Mainline Lab service days have changed:
Wednesday (9:45am-first appt. time; every 15 minutes)
Friday (9:00 am-first appt. time; every 15 minutes)
They will continue see patients by appointment.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Wellness Office.

Please welcome back Dr. Reshma Shah this afternoon for her regular, weekly Friday office hours from 2 pm-4 pm in the Wellness Office. She has returned from maternity leave and we look forward to seeing pictures of her beautiful baby girl!

We will be sending out an education survey to you very soon to see what topics you would be interested in hearing about beginning in the Fall season. Please look for this survey in your email or mailbox; your responses will help us schedule speakers on topics of interest to Beaumont residents.

Town Hall meetings will be held in-person on June 30th at 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend for important updates. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              June 4, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We are requiring the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. Currently, 69% of the Beaumont staff are vaccinated. We are offering additional education sessions again with our medical professionals (both group and 1:1 format) to unvaccinated staff to answer any questions they may have regarding the three available vaccines and to provide information/support regarding vaccine sites. This policy/education also applies to healthcare workers who provide private duty services to our residents in all levels of care (companions and aides). Employees or healthcare workers may decline to receive the vaccine for true documented medical or religious reasons. In this case they will need to wear personal protective equipment to safeguard the health and safety of our residents and other staff at Beaumont.

Beginning on July 1st, any private companion/aide who works for a resident can dine with their resident in our IL dining rooms provided they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post last vaccine). We ask that you encourage your staff to abide by the required dress code. We are still in the process of hiring additional staff for our Food & Beverage team to be able to welcome back guests and family members soon. We will keep you posted as to when this will occur.

It is now acceptable for residents in all committee meetings to hold these meetings in-person if desired. Masks are still required at this time.

Town Hall meetings will be held in-person on June 30th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please plan to attend for important updates. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              May 28, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We are requiring the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. We are offering additional education sessions again with our medical professionals (both group and 1:1) to unvaccinated staff to answer any questions they may have regarding the three available vaccines and to provide information/support regarding vaccine sites. This policy/education also applies to healthcare workers who provide private duty services to our residents in all levels of care (companions and aides). Employees or healthcare workers may decline to receive the vaccine for true documented medical or religious reasons. In this circumstance, they will need to wear personal protective equipment to maintain the health and safety of our residents and other staff at Beaumont.

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our vaccinated residents to our Independent Dining Rooms on Memorial Day without social distancing. Please have a wonderful holiday.
Be Well


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              May 20, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at Beaumont.

We have decided to require the COVID vaccine for all employees of Beaumont by June 30, 2021. At present, 68% of our staff have been vaccinated. All employees have received this updated policy information. This policy will also apply to healthcare workers who provide private duty services to our residents in all levels of care (companions and aides). We are all excited to return to some form of normalcy in our lives and vaccination is a critical tool in allowing us to get closer to this point. Employees or healthcare workers may decline to receive the vaccine for true documented medical or religious reasons. In this circumstance, they will need to wear personal protective equipment to maintain the health and safety of our residents and other staff at Beaumont. We are continuing to have conversations and provide education to staff who have not yet opted to receive the vaccine in the hope of being able to answer any questions or concerns they may have so that they can continue to remain a part of the Beaumont family and have the necessary resources to keep not only Beaumont safe but themselves, their family and our community as a whole. We are all in this together and need the vaccine to fight this deadly disease.
Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              May 13, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County is at 6.3%; this is a drop from last week. This is encouraging news as the percentage of positive cases is dropping in our county. We also have some staff receiving their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine next Wednesday from Eric’s RX in Horsham.

In order to visit a resident in the Healthcare Center (HC) and/or Personal Care (PCU) please remember to get screened and have your temperature taken each time you come to visit. This check-in will occur at the healthcare center entrance, NOT the main entrance to Beaumont. The front guard house has been removed. Please continue to use caution when entering and exiting the property and observe the posted stop signs and the speed limits.

Beginning on Memorial Day, all Independent Dining Rooms will be open without social distancing for vaccinated residents only.

Updated Information on International Travel Per the CDC:

  • Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated (2 weeks post your last vaccine administration). Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to contract or spread COVID; however, even those who have received the vaccine who travel internationally are at greater risk for getting and possibly spreading the new COVID-19 variants.
  • When you return from international travel; please obtain a rapid test from our Wellness office 3-5 days after your return.
  • You do not need to self-quarantine after returning to the U.S
  • Always monitor yourself closely for symptoms of COVID after your return

As a reminder, if you feel you are having a medical emergency, please press your pendant for assistance. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              May 6, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No staff members or residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks at Beaumont; the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County is at 7.6% this is a slight drop from last week.

In order to visit a resident in the Healthcare Center (HC) and/or Personal Care (PCU) please remember to get screened and have your temperature taken each time you come to visit. This check-in will occur at the HC entrance; NOT at the main entrance to Beaumont. Our plan is to remove the front guard house next week after residents, visitors, and vendors have had a chance to get used to the new screening protocols. This will help to ease the flow of traffic a bit for all as well. Please continue to use caution now and after the guard house is removed for the safety of everyone entering and exiting Beaumont. Please observe the posted stop signs and the speed limits.

Beginning on Memorial Day, all Independent Dining Rooms will be open without social distancing for vaccinated residents only. We are in the process of working on a system to permit family members, outside visitors, guests, companions etc. who have also been vaccinated admittance to the dining rooms as well. We will be providing you with more information on this process in the near future.

There have been some changes in testing requirements in our regulated areas of the HC and PCU. Only unvaccinated staff are now required to be tested weekly in accordance with the Montgomery County positivity rate, currently 7.6%. We have decided, for now, that all other staff will continue to be tested at this time (vaccinated or not) on a monthly basis.

Also, due to changes in the regulatory guidance for the HC and PCU, residents may attend activities in their respective areas only, without social distancing. Also, residents may dine together in the HC and PCU without social distancing beginning today. Masks must still be worn when not eating.

Residents living in independent living (IL) must continue to social-distance during activities and wear their masks.

As new guidance becomes available, we will continue to keep you informed. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we navigate this ever-changing landscape together. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              April 28, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Two staff members are positive for COVID; one works in Independent Living (IL) and one in the Healthcare Center (HC). One outside vendor is also positive. All continue to recover at home. No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County is at 8.2%, which is a slight drop from last week.

Beginning today, if you are fully vaccinated and are walking outside on Beaumont’s property, you can choose not to wear a mask. You must continue to wear your mask in all inside areas of Beaumont.

Our clinic at Eric’s RX in Horsham will offer the Pfizer vaccine for staff/residents this morning at their pharmacy. Eleven additional staff, five companions, and one vendor are participating. We have increased our overall staff-only percentage vaccination rate to 58%. Some staff have also chosen to receive the vaccine outside of Beaumont. Twenty-one days later, on May 21st, we will have our follow-up clinic at Eric’s RX in Horsham at 9:30 a.m. at their location for the 2nd Pfizer dose.

The visitation policy in both the healthcare center and personal care is as follows: You must continue to be screened and have your temperature taken each time you come to visit. Beginning May 1st, if you are visiting anyone in the healthcare center or personal care, you need to be checked in at the healthcare center entrance – NOT the main entrance to Beaumont. Additional signs will be posted to assist with this change.

Our plan is to remove the front guard house in about two weeks after residents, visitors, and vendors have had a chance to get used to the new protocols. This will help to ease the flow of traffic a bit as well. Please continue to use caution now and after the guard house is removed for the safety of everyone entering and exiting Beaumont. Please observe the posted stop signs and the speed limits.

  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit, please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge in the healthcare center or in personal care the Liseter garden or the mansion bar.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you and a resident. It must cover your mouth and nose. Please do not remove it to talk.
  • When you arrive for your visit, whether in the room or outside, please walk directly there and do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask, and should perform hand hygiene before and after the visit.
  • Residents may leave the community for personal reasons other than medical appointments.
  • We are beginning to expand our recreation activities among all residents within our community who have been vaccinated. Those residents who are fully vaccinated and are two weeks post vaccination may attend activities in all areas of the Beaumont community (IL, PCU, HC). Residents may also attend meals with their IL friends.

We have purchased movable clear Plexi-Glass screens for use around our podium to allow speakers/presenters to remove their masks (if they wish to) during presentations. Please be advised that all audience members must continue to wear their masks during all programs. We continue with our testing protocols of outside presenters at this time.

Please be reminded, if you are vaccinated and are spending time with someone who has not been vaccinated and you do not wear your mask, you have a higher potential to risk catching COVID. We have already seen cases where an individual who has taken the vaccine has caught COVID from an unvaccinated individual who had it (both unmasked). So, please keep this in mind and always wear your mask as it continues to protect you! We know that COVID does not always present with symptoms in those who are carrying the virus.

A reminder to all independent living residents who may be experiencing a health or medical emergency. Please press your pendant or use your pull cord; this is best for receiving immediate medical attention. Or if you would prefer, please call the Wellness center or front desk. Please do not call and leave a message for an acute medical emergency on the office phone of Heather Heiland. This message may not be picked up immediately and we need to make sure that you get immediate and timely medical attention.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and patience during this time. We are excited as each day appears to promise new steps towards a more balanced and normal life! It is nice to be able to also get out and see our neighbors; spring could not be here at a better time. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              April 22, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Two staff members have tested positive for COVID; one is in Independent Living (IL) one is in the Healthcare Center (HC). One outside vendor has also tested positive. All are recovering at home with minor symptoms. No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in all areas of Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County has increased to 8.3% so we are continuing to test weekly. We are continuing to see a trending increase in the number of positive cases throughout PA.

Our clinic at Eric’s RX in Horsham, offering the Pfizer vaccine for staff/residents and will be held at their pharmacy on Wednesday April 28th, beginning at 9:30 am in the morning. We will be providing transportation to/from their location, leaving from the front lobby at 8:45 am. Please let us know if you require transportation or if you would prefer to arrive on your own. Twenty-one days later, we will have our follow-up clinic for the second Pfizer dose at Eric’s RX in Horsham on May 21st at the same time of 9:30 am. Please pick up a copy of the new vaccination form at the front desk, Wellness Center, healthcare Center, Personal Care or Heather Heiland’s office. If you need assistance in completing it, let us know, we are happy to assist. All forms must be turned in no later than tomorrow, Friday, April 23, 2021. Please attached a copy of your insurance card or a copy of your driver’s license.

The visitation policy in both the HC and Personal Care is as follows: You must continue to be screened and have your temperature taken each time you come to visit. Beginning May 1st; if you are visiting anyone in the HC or Personal Care; you need to be checked in at the HC entrance – NOT the main entrance to Beaumont. Starting May 1st, wristbands will no longer be provided.

  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit; please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge in the healthcare center or in personal care the Liseter garden or the mansion bar.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you and a resident. It must cover your mouth and nose. Please do not remove it to talk. Eating together is not permitted at this time inside the HC or PCU areas.
  • When you arrive for your visit, if it is in the room or outside, please walk directly there, do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask and should perform hand hygiene before and after the visit.
  • Residents may leave the community for personal reasons other than medical appointments.
  • We are beginning to expand our recreation activities among all residents within our community who have been vaccinated. Those residents who are fully vaccinated and are two weeks post vaccination may attend activities in all areas of the Beaumont community (IL, PCU, HC). Residents may also attend meals with their IL friends.

We have purchased movable clear PlexiGlass screens for use around our podium to allow speakers/presenters to remove their masks (if they wish to) during presentations. Please be advised that all audience members must continue to wear their masks during all programs. We continue with our testing protocols of outside presenters at this time.

Beginning May1st, outside visitors for IL will no longer need to stop at the front entrance to be screened. Masks must continue to be worn at all times; the mask mandate for PA has not changed.

Please be reminded, if you are vaccinated and are spending time with someone who has not been and you do not wear your mask, you have a higher potential to risk catching COVID. We have already seen cases where an individual who has taken the vaccine has caught COVID from an unvaccinated individual who had it (both unmasked). So, please keep this in mind and always wear your mask as it continues to protect you! We know that COVID does not always present with symptoms in those who are carrying the virus.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and patience during this time. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              April 16, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID at Beaumont. One (1) staff member who works in our Personal Care (PCU) area continues to recover at home after having tested positive for COVID. No other staff have tested positive at this time.

Please continue to wear your masks in all areas of Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County has increased to 7.9% so we are continuing to test weekly. We are continuing to see a trending increase in the number of positive cases throughout PA.

We have cancelled our previously scheduled vaccine clinic at Beaumont on April 20, 2021. This clinic would have offered the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine to any resident or staff member who had not yet received the vaccine. Due to the pause that was placed on the J & J vaccine we felt this was the best decision. However, we have scheduled a new clinic at Eric’s pharmacy in Horsham, offering the Pfizer vaccine for staff/residents and will be booking a block of appointments at the pharmacy on Wednesday April 28, beginning at 9:30 am in the morning. We will provide transportation to/from their location on this date leaving from the front lobby at 8:45 am. Please let us know if you require transportation or if you would prefer to arrive on your own. Twenty-one days later, we will have our follow-up clinic at Eric’s RX in Horsham on May 21 at the same time (9:30 am) at their location for the second Pfizer dose. Please pick up a copy of the new form at the front desk, Wellness Center, Healthcare Center, PCU or Heather Heiland’s office to complete. If you need assistance in completing, let us know, we are happy to help. All forms must be turned in no later than next Friday, April 23, 2021. Please attached a copy of your insurance card or a copy of your driver’s license.

The visitation policy in both the healthcare center and personal care is as follows:

  • You must continue to be screened & have your temperature taken each time you come to visit.
  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit; please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you & a resident. It must cover your mouth & nose. Please do not remove it to talk. Eating together is not permitted at this time.
  • When you arrive for your visit, if it is in the room or outside, please walk directly there, do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents. You no longer need to enter through the outside courtyard entrance.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask and should perform hand hygiene before & after the visit.
  • Residents may leave the community for personal reasons other than medical appointments.
  • We are beginning to expand our recreation activities among all residents within our community who have been vaccinated. Those residents who are fully vaccinated and are two weeks post vaccination may attend activities in all areas of the Beaumont community (IL, PCU, HC).

At this time, due to our one positive case in PCU, visitation has been suspended temporarily in this area only. If all goes well, we anticipate being able to re-open on April 20. Residents and families of PCU residents will receive a letter prior to this date with more information and confirmation.

We have purchased movable clear Plexiglass screens for use around our podium to allow speakers/presenters to remove their masks (if they wish to) during presentations. Please be advised that all audience members must continue to wear their masks during all programs. We continue with our testing protocols of outside presenters at this time.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and patience during this time. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              April 8, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID at Beaumont. Two (2) staff members tested positive for COVID; one in Independent Living (IL) one in Personal Care (PCU). Both are recovering at home with minimal symptoms. All contact tracing has been completed and no additional cases have been found at this time.

Please continue to wear your masks in all areas of Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. The current positivity rate for Montgomery County has increased to 6.8% so we are continuing to test weekly. We are continuing to see a trending increase in the number of positive cases throughout PA.

We are holding another vaccine clinic here at Beaumont on April 20, 2021. This clinic will be offered to BOTH staff and residents who have not yet received the vaccine. The vaccine is the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine and will only be provided on this day by our Beaumont staff. We have placed the Vaccine Administration Record (VAR) forms and the Release of Information Form at various points throughout our community (including the front desk). If you are interested in receiving the vaccine, please complete these two forms & attach a copy of your insurance card. All forms should be turned into the front desk—no later than April 15th. If you have any questions, please call Heather Heiland directly.

The visitation policy in both the Healthcare Center and Personal Care is as follows:

  • You must continue to be screened & have your temperature taken each time you come to visit.
  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit; please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you and other residents. It must cover your mouth and nose. Please do not remove it to talk. Eating together is not permitted at this time.
  • When you arrive for your visit, if it is in the room or outside, please walk directly there, do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents. You no longer need to enter through the outside courtyard entrance.
  • Screening should still be completed at the main entrance of Beaumont.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask and should perform hand hygiene before and after the visit.
  • If you are a resident who lives in Beaumont and you choose to visit a friend who currently lives in the Healthcare Center, you need to stop by the front desk screening table first to have your temperature checked, answer the health questions and receive your arm band for the day before entering either the HC center or PCU.

At this time, due to our one positive case in personal care, visitation has been suspended temporarily in this area only. If all goes well, we anticipate being able to re-open on April 20th. Residents and families of personal care residents will receive a letter prior to this date with more information and confirmation.

Anyone entering the property is expected to be screened once daily at the front entrance to Beaumont immediately upon entry to the property. The screening process takes less than one minute. We cannot keep track of or allow for exceptions of visitors who want to drop items off & then return. The front area is a very busy place. We would ask for your cooperation with this very short and simple process for the health and sanity of everyone. Your anticipated cooperation is very much appreciated. If you have been screened one time and need to leave the property for any reason, you can show the staff member at the gate your daily arm band to avoid being screened again.

Guidance for Out-of-State Visitors:

  • Out-of-state visitors no longer are required to produce a negative COVID test. However, we realize that everyone encounters different circumstances regarding how much exposure they may have to others (perhaps due to a job outside the home, for example) and also one may or may not have had the opportunity to receive the vaccine yet. Therefore, we are happy to offer a rapid COVID test to your family member. We ask that you call the Wellness Office prior to the date your family member is due to arrive in town with the date and approximate arrival time so that Wellness can schedule their rapid COVID test. The actual administration of the test is about 30 seconds; with results in about 15 minutes. Many residents and their family members have opted to receive the test for an extra safety check and for peace of mind. If your loved one is arriving in town outside of our normal Wellness Office hours, please call Heather Heiland directly and I will ensure that we schedule a test for you.
  • Family members are permitted to stay overnight in your apartment or Villa at this time. However, due to capacity in our dining rooms being limited due to the current social distancing guidelines, we cannot permit family members, outside friends or companions to dine with you yet. We will keep you posted with any changes. All activities are also only open to residents currently.
  • If you have a family member staying overnight, we ask that they check in at the front desk screening table once per day so that other residents and staff can identify that they have been through the check in process (they will receive a different arm band each day).
  • If any family member has any specific questions related to this process or that are more in depth of what was covered here, please call Heather Heiland directly to discuss.

Be Well.


TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              April 1, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID at Beaumont. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID at Beaumont.

Please continue to wear your masks in all areas of Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. We appreciate that so many have been fortunate to have been able to receive the vaccine series here at Beaumont; however, having received the vaccine does not make you immune to COVID. You still have the potential to contract COVID and subsequently pass it along to others.

The current positivity rate for Montgomery County has increased to 5.5% so we are continuing to test weekly. We are continuing to see a trending increase in the number of positive cases throughout PA. We are now in a race to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible in our state while combating the rise in number of cases at the same time.

We are pleased to report that due to changes in guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we have changed our visitation policy in both the healthcare center and personal care effective immediately. You must continue to be screened & have your temperature taken each time you come to visit.

  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit, please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you & a resident. It must cover your mouth & nose. Please do not remove it to talk.
  • When you arrive for your visit, if it is in the room or outside, please walk directly there, do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents. You no longer need to enter through the outside courtyard entrance.
  • Screening should still be completed at the main entrance of Beaumont.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask and should perform hand hygiene before & after the visit.
  • If you are a resident who lives in Beaumont and you choose to visit a friend who currently lives in the healthcare center, you need to stop by the front desk screening table first to have your temperature checked, answer the health questions and receive your arm band for the day before entering either the HC center or PC center.

Anyone entering the community is expected to be screened once daily at the front entrance to Beaumont immediately upon entry to the property. The screening process takes less than one minute. We cannot keep track of or allow for exceptions of visitors who want to drop items off & then return. The front area is a very busy place. We would ask for your cooperation with this very short and simple process for the health and sanity of everyone. Your anticipated cooperation is very much appreciated. If you have been screened one time and need to leave the property for any reason, you can show the staff member at the gate your daily armband to avoid being screened again.

Guidance for Out-of-State Visitors:

  • Out-of-state visitors no longer are required to produce a negative COVID test. However, we realize that everyone encounters different circumstances regarding how much exposure they may have to others (perhaps due to a job outside the home, for example) and also one may or may not have had the opportunity to receive the vaccine yet. Therefore, we are happy to offer a rapid COVID test to your family member. We ask that you call the Wellness Office prior to the date your family member is due to arrive in town with the date and approximate arrival time so that Wellness can schedule their rapid COVID test. The actual administration of the test is about 30 seconds; with results in about 15 minutes. Many residents and their family members have opted to receive the test for an extra safety check and for peace of mind. If your loved one is arriving in town outside of our normal Wellness Office hours, please call Heather Heiland directly and I will ensure that we schedule a test for you.
  • Family members are permitted to stay overnight in your apartment or Villa at this time. However, due to capacity in our dining rooms being limited due to the current social distancing guidelines, we cannot permit family members, outside friends or companions to dine with you yet. We will keep you posted with any changes. All activities are also only open to residents currently.
  • If you have a family member staying overnight, we ask that they check in at the front desk screening table once per day so that other residents and staff can identify that they have been through the check in process (they will receive a different arm band each day).
  • If any family member has any specific questions related to this process or that are more in depth of what was covered here, please call Heather Heiland directly to discuss.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              March 19, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

Please continue to wear your masks in all areas of Beaumont, the mask restriction has not been lifted at this time and this is required both in Beaumont and in Pennsylvania. We appreciate that so many have been fortunate to have been able to receive the vaccine series here at Beaumont; however, having received the vaccine does not make you immune to COVID. You still have the potential to contract COVID and subsequently pass it along to others.

The current positivity rate for Montgomery County continues to be at 5% so we are continuing to test weekly. We are now seeing an increase in the number of positive cases likely due to the lessening of restrictions and those who are not wearing masks in the community.

We are pleased to report that due to changes in guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we have changed our visitation policy in both the healthcare center and personal care effective immediately. You must continue to be screened & have your temperature taken each time you come to visit.

  • You will no longer need to schedule an appointment for any visitation for healthcare or personal care.
  • You are permitted to visit a resident who has received the vaccine inside his/her room with a limit of (2) people at a time. If more than two people plan to visit; please use the outdoor courtyard or B-lounge.
  • Outside visitation is still preferred as it generally poses a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow.
  • Mask wearing is mandatory at all times for both you & a resident. It must cover your mouth & nose. Please do not remove it to talk.
  • When you arrive for your visit, if it is in the room or outside, please walk directly there, do not walk around the facility or stop to talk with other staff or residents. You no longer need to enter through the outside courtyard entrance.
  • Screening should still be completed at the main entrance of Beaumont.
  • If a resident has been fully vaccinated, per the guidance, they may have close contact (including touch) with a visitor while wearing their mask and should perform hand hygiene before & after the visit.

If you choose to travel away from Beaumont for three (3) or more days, either out-of-state or within the state, upon return you need to obtain a COVID test from the Wellness office. This applies to individuals who have had the vaccine series and to those who have not. Please call 610-542-2015 to schedule your test. The test is a “rapid test” and takes 30 seconds to administer & approximately 15 minutes to process the results; you do not need to wait for the results. This test can be scheduled in advance (and this is preferred) if you know specifically the date when you are returning from your vacation. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              March 12, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

If you choose to travel away from Beaumont for three (3) or more days, either out-of-state or within the state, upon return you need to obtain a COVID test from the Wellness office. This applies to individuals who have had the vaccine series and to those who have not. Please call 610-542-2015 to schedule your test. The test is a “rapid test” and takes 30 seconds to administer and approximately 15 minutes to process the results; you do not need to wait for the results. This test can be scheduled in advance (and this is preferred) if you know specifically the date when you are returning from your vacation.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their quarantine recommendations to reflect a change in protocols if you have received the vaccine and you have experienced an exposure to another person who has COVID-19. If this occurs, you will NOT need to quarantine after an exposure if you meet ALL of the criteria listed: 1) you are fully vaccinated and are past the 2- week post vaccine point; 2) you are within 3 months of the date of the vaccine series; 3) you are asymptomatic since the current exposure. This guidance does not apply to anyone in our regulated areas, such as Personal Care or the Health Center settings. Please keep in mind, you still need to notify us if you have had an exposure so we can complete contact tracing; not all individuals may have received the vaccine or are asymptomatic. We can always perform testing. Please note, you should always be wearing your mask, practicing social distancing, and following other infection control practices.

We have successfully completed all of our vaccine clinics at this time at Beaumont. 99% of our Independent Living residents have received the vaccine series. 100% of our Personal Care residents have received the vaccine. 100% of our Health Center residents who were here at the time of the clinics have received the vaccine. New admissions to our healthcare center may or may not have received the vaccine but are always tested for COVID prior to admission. 52% of staff have received the vaccine and additionally 62% of companions/private aides have received the vaccine. We are continuing to offer supportive education to staff on the benefits of the vaccine and to provide them with resources and support in obtaining the vaccine at clinics outside of Beaumont.

The current positivity rate for Montgomery County continues to be just over 5% so we are continuing to test weekly. We anticipate it will drop to under the 5% mark in a few weeks; if this occurs, we are mandated to test monthly. Keep in mind, we may still opt to test more often to keep everyone at Beaumont safe.

In compliance with all state and federal guidelines, we continue with our gradual re-opening plans for all areas of the Beaumont community. It is an exciting time for us all and it is amazing to think how far we have travelled on this journey when we look back to a year ago! Thank you all for your patience, ongoing support and kindness toward each other during these trying times. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              March 4, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

This week, our Governor discontinued the requirement for a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to entering our state. However, we are providing guidance in this memo on travel and testing for Beaumont to keep everyone safe during this time. If family members wish to obtain a test prior to visiting to keep you and others safe, this is always encouraged. We can assist with this if they are having difficulty obtaining a test.

If you choose to travel away from Beaumont for three (3) or more days, upon your return you need to obtain a COVID test from the Wellness office. This applies to everyone, whether you have or have not had the vaccine series. Please call 610-542-2015 to schedule your test. The test is a “rapid test” and takes 30 seconds to administer and approximately 15 minutes to process the results – you do not need to wait for the results. This test can be scheduled in advance (and this is preferred) if you know specifically the date when you are returning from your vacation.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their quarantine recommendations to reflect a change in protocols. If you have received the vaccine and you have been exposed to another person who has COVID-19, you will NOT need to quarantine after an exposure if you meet ALL of the criteria listed below: 1) you are fully vaccinated and are past the 2- week post vaccine point; 2) you are within 3 months of the date of the vaccine series; 3) you are asymptomatic since current exposure. This guidance does not apply to anyone in our regulated areas, such as Personal Care or Healthcare settings. Please keep in mind, you still need to notify us if you have had an exposure so we can complete contact tracing; not all individuals may have received the vaccine or are asymptomatic. We can always perform testing. Please note, you should always be wearing your mask, practicing social distancing, and infection control practices.

On March 9, we will host our final Walgreen’s clinic in the Beaumont room for second dose Pfizer vaccine recipients. After this clinic, we do not have any additional vaccine clinics scheduled at this time. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              February 26, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

The confirmed follow-up clinic with Eric’s RX for our Independent Living (IL) residents to receive their SECOND dose of the Moderna vaccine will be held tomorrow, Saturday, February 27th and you will receive your vaccine at the exact same time as you received your first dose. We have confirmed with Eric at the pharmacy that he has the required number of doses needed, although it has been a challenging week for him to obtain them. We are so appreciative of him and his team for making sure we have our second doses! You all should have received your appointment cards on Weds/Thurs. and our memo about the availability of extra clinical staff support this weekend, “common side effects,” and steps to take in the event you experience all or some of them. Should you experience something that causes you distress or feels like an emergency to you, always press your pendant and/or call for assistance.

We are beginning our phased re-opening plan for all areas of our community, with guidance from the CDC and government agencies, and keeping an eye on potential COVID cases in our local area and within our immediate community. You recently received a memo regarding dining and the re-opening of our dining rooms over the next couple of months. We met with Resident Services to formulate a plan for expanded activities and guidelines, and you should receive a memo soon. We will continue to wear our masks throughout our re-opening process. In addition, we have updated our policies for staff and have provided updated guidance to them. In our highly regulated healthcare and personal care areas, visitation protocols have not changed per government regulations. We have been very fortunate here at Beaumont to have vaccinated our residents and many of the staff. We have received reports that some family members have also received the vaccine outside of Beaumont. However, the government’s efforts right now are focused on ensuring that individuals in our local community and state receive their vaccinations, and it is still too soon for them to loosen the regulations. We must continue to abide by their guidance. Our Governor continues to require a negative COVID test to enter our state 72 hours prior; this applies to individuals who have also received their vaccine series. We will continue to keep you updated if the situation changes.

On March 9th, we will be hosting our final Pfizer vaccine Walgreen’s clinic in the Beaumont room for final second dose recipients. After this clinic, we do not have any additional vaccine clinics scheduled at this time.,/p>

Thank you for continuing to wear your masks, taking our re-opening one step at a time, and maintaining all safety protocols. Please keep in mind that many individuals in our communities are still waiting to be vaccinated and the virus continues to be easily spread. We are on our way to greater freedoms and increased activities but it will take time and continued patience for us all to be in a safer place. We continue to be on this journey together and we appreciate the kindness and support each of you shows to your neighbors every day. Thank you and be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              February 19, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

The confirmed follow-up clinic with Eric’s RX for our IL residents to receive their SECOND dose of the Moderna vaccine will be held on Saturday, February 27th and you will receive your vaccine at the exact same time as you received your first dose. The recent news of many “second doses of the Moderna vaccine given as first doses, leading to shortages in PA” will NOT affect our scheduled clinic. We have confirmed this with Eric at the pharmacy. We will be in contact with you personally to confirm your scheduled appointment time next week. After receiving your vaccine, you will be presented with your vaccine card.

We are beginning to roll out our re-opening plan for Beaumont for all areas of our community, keeping in mind guidance from the CDC and government agencies. This will occur in a phased approach which will occur over the next few months. Please pay close attention to ongoing communication from various departments who will guide you through this plan, along with our weekly memos. We will continue to wear our masks during this process. In addition, we are updating our policies and guidance to staff to help them through this process as well.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              February 12, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. No staff members in any area are positive for COVID.

Our second Walgreen’s vaccine clinic with the second dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine was held in the Beaumont room on Thursday, February 11th for healthcare Center (HC) employees and HC residents, personal care residents and companions. We administered a total of 248 total doses of vaccine in 6.5 hours. 132 employees (52% of our total staff) received their vaccine (105 second doses and 27 first doses); 44 companions received their vaccine (23 second doses and 21 first doses); 30 HC residents (100%) received their vaccine (26 second dose – 1 Independent Living (IL) resident who previously lived in the HC received a second dose, and 3 HC residents received their first dose); 11 Personal Care residents (100%) have received their vaccine (10 received their second dose and 1 needs to receive their second dose); 8 healthcare vendors received the vaccine (6 received their second dose and 2 received their first dose). Those individuals who received their first dose only or who missed their second dose yesterday will receive their second dose at our confirmed and scheduled Walgreen’s March 7th clinic. Exact times will be announced closer to the clinic date.

The confirmed follow-up clinic with Eric’s RX for our IL residents to receive their SECOND dose of the Moderna vaccine will be on Saturday, February 27th, and you will receive your vaccine at the exact same time as you received your first dose. We will confirm this time with you in advance. You will receive your vaccine card at the clinic to take home, so you will have proof of your vaccination series.

In the future, we will offer new guidance on safely reopening various areas within Beaumont. We do plan for everyone to continue to wear masks, even though the majority of residents and a little over half of the staff have been vaccinated. You certainly are provided a great protection two weeks after your second shot vaccination; however, you are still able to contract the virus and could spread it to others. There are many individuals in our local communities (friends and family members) who have not had the opportunity to receive the vaccination, and you can’t tell who has received the vaccine or not. There are new strains of the COVID virus and there is some question whether the current vaccines are able to fully protect us. We need to be conservative in our approach and not prematurely abandon all safety protocols. There definitely is hope and excitement to be had in our long journey and we expect that more vaccine will be coming to meet the demand of the total population. So, please continue to wear your mask (only one is necessary at a time if worn properly). Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              February 5, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

No residents in any level of care are positive for COVID. Sadly, three residents in the Healthcare Center (HC) who had a COVID diagnosis recently passed away. We have one staff member who tested positive for COVID, but has no symptoms and is resting at home.

Our second vaccine clinic held in collaboration with Walgreen’s for the SECOND dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for HC workers and HC residents, Personal Care (PCU) residents and companions will be held on Thursday, February 11th in the Beaumont room. We are also administering several first doses to this group for those who may have missed it or not have an opportunity to receive it at our first clinic on January 18th. Our follow-up clinic for these individuals to receive their second dose will be held on March 9th.

The confirmed follow-up clinic with Eric’s RX for our Independent Living (IL) residents to receive their SECOND dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine will be on Saturday, February 27th and you will receive your vaccine at the exact same time as you received your first dose. You will receive your vaccine card at the clinic to take home, so you will have proof of your vaccination series.

We are very fortunate to be able to receive the vaccine as so many are struggling with the uncertainty of when they will obtain theirs. We remain hopeful that everyone in our communities, country and the world will have quicker and expanded access to the vaccines so that all can be equally protected from this deadly virus and we can look forward to returning to a time of normalcy. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              January 28, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The current positive COVID cases are: two staff members and three residents who reside in the Healthcare Center (HC). We continue to test staff twice weekly in the HC and weekly in Personal Care; this includes the private aides and companions in those areas. The positivity rate in Montgomery County has dropped below 10% for two weeks, so we will begin testing weekly for all staff members – this will include private duty aides/companions in our Independent Living (IL) area.

Our vaccine clinic for the FIRST dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine we held this Saturday, January 30, for Beaumont IL residents only. Each resident who signed up for the vaccine received an appointment memo yesterday with their individual time to arrive in the Beaumont room; those who were not available to receive this appointment memo in person received a personal phone call with their appointment time.

The follow-up clinic for this group of IL residents to receive their SECOND dose of the Moderna vaccine will be on Saturday, February 27th and you will receive your vaccine at the exact same time as you received your first dose. Please mark your calendar now.

Next week, on Thursday, February 11th, we will be continuing the roll-out of our follow-up clinic for the SECOND dose of the Pfizer vaccine clinic for Healthcare workers/Companions/Healthcare residents/Personal Care residents only.  Staff and residents are scheduled for the exact same time as when they received the first dose. A limited number of vaccines for individuals who missed the opportunity to receive their first dose of the vaccine will be available at this second dose clinic. We will be reaching out to individuals who have contacted us next week.

Thank you to everyone who provided creative ideas and logged countless hours to permit these clinics to run smoothly and efficiently. The clinics allow each of us to do our part to keep each other safe and come one step closer to fighting this virus and getting back to a “normal” life! We will still need to wear our masks after receiving both doses and continue to apply many of the protocols necessary to ensure we remain safe. So many of you have taken this first step to protect yourselves, your community and the world by agreeing to take the vaccine. We cannot thank you enough. We continue to work through these difficult times together, as a team, as a family and as a network of individuals who have the capacity to facilitate change in a positive way – one vaccine at a time. Thank you for your kindness and compassion for each other. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              January 21, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We are pleased to report that we have entered into a new partnership with Eric’s Pharmacy who will hold a one day vaccine clinic here at Beaumont within the next two weeks. The vaccine given will be the Moderna vaccine.

We will upload the information you previously provided to us on your vaccine forms. If other residents in Independent Living would like to receive the vaccine and have not yet made a request, please reach out to Heather Heiland or to the Wellness Center with your pertinent information now.

We will be in touch with you soon with the exact date for the clinic and your scheduled appointment time. The clinic will be held in the Beaumont room. Thank you and be well


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              January 14, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The current positive COVID cases are: four (4) staff members who work in Independent Living (IL) departments; one resident, one companion and one staff member in the Healthcare Center (HC). We continue to test staff according to the Montgomery County positivity rate – it continues to be above 10% so that staff is tested twice weekly in HC and weekly in personal care; this includes the private aides and companions in those areas. We are in the process of adding additional testing for support staff in the IL areas.

Our COVID-19 Walgreens vaccine clinic is scheduled for January 18 and 19 with the Pfizer government-supplied vaccine. The vaccine will be available during this first phase for our HC residents, our personal care residents and our healthcare workers. Due to the additional education provided to our staff from one of our physician’s, Dr. Wolk, our nurse practitioner, Ryan Sholinsky, and our director of nursing, Marjorie Harding, we were able to increase the number of staff willing to accept the vaccine once they had a better understanding of the risks and benefits.

We are in close communication with Walgreens to schedule our next clinic for apartment and villa residents; we anticipate this will be soon. Some of you have received calls asking you to sign up for vaccines elsewhere. These calls are to sign you up for a wait list for when the vaccine eventually becomes available for the next group of eligible individuals. We would ask that you not sign up at this time but try to be patient until we are able to schedule our clinic at Beaumont. We can administer the vaccine to all of you much more efficiently and safely without you needing to leave the campus – which is both inconvenient for you and a potential risk for additional exposure. You will receive a memo alerting you to the day the clinic is set up. For the majority of you, we have already received your completed vaccination forms.

You will also receive a survey shortly that will ask for your opinion about educational opportunities for the vaccine. Please take a few minutes to fill it out when you receive it. Thank you and be well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              January 7, 2021
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

At present, we have five (5) staff and one (1) companion with COVID-19; no resident cases in any level of care at Beaumont. We are seeing the repercussions of gatherings that occurred during the holidays. The positivity rate for Montgomery County is at 10.5%.

Our COVID-19 Walgreens vaccine clinic is scheduled for January 18 and 19 for the Pfizer government-supplied vaccine. The vaccine will be available during this first phase to our Heath Center residents and our healthcare workers. We are in the process of providing additional education to our staff from one of our physician’s, Dr. Wolk and our nurse practitioner, Ryan Sholinsky to hopefully increase the number of staff who agree to take the vaccine.

The first COVID case of the new variant strain has been confirmed in Pennsylvania in Dauphin County (this strain is the same one discovered in England in December). According to the PA Department of Health, the individual tested positive after an international exposure. The individual had mild symptoms and recovered at home. The virus that causes COVID does mutate regularly and health officials do anticipate that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be effective against it. Our current tests used to detect the COVID virus are able to detect this new strain as well.

Thank you and we will continue to keep you posted as new developments occur. Be Well.

MEMORANDUM


TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 31, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

At present, we have three (3) staff cases of COVID-19 and two resident cases; one resident who had COVID in our Healthcare Center (HC) passed away. In the New Year, any resident in Independent Living (IL) who tests positive for COVID-19 (even if asymptomatic) will need to move into the HC to receive treatment for their full 14 days of quarantine. Our HC has the resources and highly trained staff capable of treating all aspects of COVID-19 safely.

We learned this week that our COVID-19 Walgreens vaccine clinic has been scheduled for January 18th and 19th for the government-supplied Pfizer vaccine. Unfortunately, the government has decided that in this Phase 1 roll-out the vaccine will only be available to HC residents and healthcare workers. We know this is disappointing as we were hoping that all residents would be included in the first Phase. Please know that we are working with our trade organization, Leading Age, to educate legislators that residents who live in communities such as ours fall into a special category of need and deserve to have the vaccine sooner rather than later with the general population. We will keep you posted as we receive more information on this critical topic as it is the highest priority. At this time, we do not have an anticipated time when apartment or villa residents can expect to receive the vaccine – there are many factors involved but we will continue to monitor the situation daily. Companions can be included as healthcare workers, and we are reaching out to them to inquire if they would like to receive the vaccine here at Beaumont as it is an additional opportunity to keep you safe. The Beaumont room will be unavailable for use on January 18th and 19th due to the vaccine clinic.

        • Indoor dining is prohibited by the Governor at all licensed establishments throughout the Commonwealth until Jan. 4th. As we take care of an older, more fragile population, we are extending the closure of our dining rooms for at least another two weeks. Takeout and delivery services will continue as usual.
        • All in-person activities cannot exceed the 10 person maximum.
        • Now, more than ever, wearing a mask when you leave your apartment or villa, practicing social distancing and observing proper hand hygiene are critical. Please try to limit your time with others to 10 minutes or less when possible and practical. If there is a potential exposure to an infected individual, there is less of a chance of you becoming infected if you spend 10 minutes or less with this person and were wearing a mask.
        • We continue to abide by Gov. Wolf’s visitation restrictions concerning all travel upon entering PA from outside the state. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside of Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is “Yes”, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.

We wish you all a safe holiday. We know this has been a very difficult year—to say the least! Many of you may be feeling quite happy to say good-bye (or other sentiments!) to 2020 year and are looking forward to the New Year with high hopes. We were able to join together with love and support in so many ways this year, both big and small….if we could do this in 2020….we can certainly stay strong and continue to support each other with love, empathy and compassion in 2021! The New Year will bring new possibilities and new opportunities. We might like to see things moving forward faster, we know it is difficult to be patient as you have already been patient for such a long time, but things are moving forward in an encouraging direction.

Thank you for all the support you give to us, each other and every person you see or speak to throughout your day. Each kindness you extend to every person has a great impact as they are likely to pay that kindness forward to the next person they encounter. In addition, we never know the burdens someone may carry and your kindness may make all the difference in the world to them. Thank you and Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO; HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 24, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

At present, we have two (2) staff cases of COVID-19 and two new resident positive cases just transferred into the Healthcare Center from the hospital; one resident who had COVID in our Healthcare Center just passed away. At this time, I have no new information to share regarding a date for vaccine administration; in preparation, however, we continue to collect the vaccine consent forms from both residents and staff.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine is urging Pennsylvanians to stay home and avoid travel over the holidays. We are seeing a plateau in terms of the rise of new cases; however, PA Officials are evaluating their prior statement from Tuesday about extending their January 4th order until January 15th if a spike in positive COVID cases is seen after the holidays. Hospitalization rates remain high.

We are continuing to follow the Governor’s temporary restrictions as outlined below:

      • Indoor dining is prohibited at all licensed establishments throughout the Commonwealth. Due to this order, Beaumont will be following the Governor’s instructions and closing our dining rooms, effective until January 4th. Takeout and delivery services will continue as usual.
      • Indoor gatherings or events of more than 10 people are prohibited. All in-person activities cannot exceed the 10 person maximum.
      • Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited. Since Beaumont’s gym is not a licensed facility of the Commonwealth and operates as a private entity, we will continue to operate under our very strict COVID-19 policies & protocols until further notice.
      • All in-person business in the entertainment industry serving the public within a building or indoor area is prohibited from operating. Beaumont will be closing the Ballam Theater until further notice.
      • Now, more than ever, wearing a mask when you leave your apartment or villa, practicing social distancing and observing proper hand hygiene is critical. Please try to limit your time with others to 10 minutes or less when possible and practical. If there is a potential exposure to an infected individual, there is less of a chance of you having become infected if you spend 10 minutes or less with this person and were wearing a mask.
      • I would like to again clarify our protocols around not having family join together for the holidays this year: if you have been routinely visiting, for example with a son or daughter throughout this pandemic, the risk may be less than if you are choosing to visit with family members you do not typically see. (examples might include returning college students, grandchildren, out-of-state family). Every additional person we spend time with risks a chance of exposure as we are then exposed to the individuals they have been in contact with. Any activity in which you remove your mask (eating) and are within less than 6 feet is risky as we know that people can carry the virus with no symptoms being present. Your mask is your greatest protection if worn properly.
      • If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a family gathering (as outlined above) for the holiday, be that less than a day (or for a few hours) or more, you will need to enter into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be tested for COVID. We require 5 days as this is the average time the virus takes to incubate for most individuals. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14-day period. I would advise against participating in holiday events this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont. If you obtain your COVID test after the 5 days, have no symptoms at all for a full 7 days from your original date of exposure, you would be permitted to end quarantine if you live in an apartment or villa (provided your test is also negative). This is not applicable to PCU or HC residents.
      • Please contact Wellness at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test
      • We continue to abide by Gov. Wolf’s visitation restrictions concerning all travel upon entering PA from outside the state. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside of Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is Yes, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away(visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
      • For any family member dropping off good or gift items for residents at the front desk, please note, you are still required to be screened. This process takes about 2 minutes or less. Please assist us in keeping our residents and staff safe.

I wish you all a wonderful and safe holiday. Thank you for your ongoing support and be well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 18, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

At present, we have two (2) staff cases of COVID-19 and one new resident positive case admitted to the Healthcare Center. Positive COVID Cases in Montgomery County have continued to increase rapidly since our last communication. They have now hit an 11.3% threshold. Over 10% requires us to test staff TWO TIMES per week. Hospitals are discharging individuals early due to a lack of beds because of COVID cases. We therefore strongly advise against holiday visitation.

Regarding the COVID vaccine: I have spoken with our Walgreen’s representative this morning to once again confirm numbers of residents and staff in all levels of care and to submit preferred clinic testing dates which would be held in the Beaumont room; this would not occur until sometime after the Christmas holiday. I will send out a memo when I receive confirmation of date and times. I would ask residents to refrain from calling me to inquire as to when the vaccine clinic is coming to Beaumont. As stated previously, as soon as I have this information, I will put a memo out to All Residents and Staff so that you can plan accordingly. It is taking a great deal of time for me to respond to all of these individual calls and I am trying to follow-up on what is needed to put the clinic together for all of us in addition to all the other aspects of COVID and the daily operations of Beaumont.

We are continuing to follow the Governor’s temporary restrictions as outlined below:

            • Indoor dining is prohibited at all licensed establishments throughout the Commonwealth. Due to this order, Beaumont will be following the Governor’s instructions and closing our dining rooms, effective until January 4th. Takeout and delivery services will continue as usual. Zack has also issued a memo to further clarify this topic today.
            • Indoor gatherings or events of more than 10 people are prohibited. All in-person activities cannot exceed the 10 person maximum.
            • Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited. Since Beaumont’s gym is not a licensed facility of the Commonwealth and operates as a private entity, we will continue to operate under our very strict COVID-19 policies and protocols until further notice.
            • All in-person business in the entertainment industry serving the public within a building or indoor area is prohibited from operating. Beaumont will be closing the Ballam Theater until further notice.
            • Now, more than ever, wearing a mask when you leave your apartment or villa, practicing social distancing and observing proper hand hygiene is critical. Please try to limit your time with others to 10 minutes or less when possible and practical. If there is a potential exposure to an infected individual, there is less of a chance of you having become infected if you spend 10 minutes or less with this person and were wearing a mask.
            • I would like to again clarify our protocols around not having family join together for the holidays this year: if you have been routinely visiting, for example with a son or daughter throughout this pandemic, the risk may be less than if you are choosing to visit with family members you do not typically see. (examples might include returning college students, grandchildren, out-of-state family). Every additional person we spend time with risks a chance of exposure as we are then exposed to the individuals they have been in contact with. Any activity in which you remove your mask (eating) and are within less than 6 feet is risky as we know that people can carry the virus with no symptoms being present. Your mask is your greatest protection if worn properly.
            • If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a family gathering (as outlined above) for the holiday, be that less than a day (or for a few hours) or more, you will need to enter into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be tested for COVID. We require 5 days as this is the average time the virus takes to incubate for most individuals. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14-day period. I would advise against participating in holiday events this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont. If you obtain your COVID test after the 5 days, have no symptoms at all for a full 7 days from your original date of exposure, you would be permitted to end quarantine if you live in an apartment or villa (provided your test is also negative). This is not applicable to PCU or HC residents.
            • Please contact Wellness at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test
            • We continue to abide by Gov. Wolf’s visitation restrictions concerning all travel upon entering PA from outside the state. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside of Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is Yes, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away. (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.

I would like to personally thank every staff member who helped us through our recent heavy hitting snow storm yesterday through today. It certainly made operations more challenging and extra effort was put forth by so many. Several staff made arrangements to stay overnight or came in early or stayed late to ensure that residents were well taken care of. Some staff worked extra shifts and/or throughout the night and everyone pulled together to ensure we continued to operate smoothly. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a caring, loving and dedicated staff

Thank you all for your continued support during these challenging times. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 11, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have two (2) staff cases of COVID-19 and no resident cases. All contact tracing has been completed and additional testing is being performed. As you probably have heard by now, Governor Tom Wolf announced temporary restrictions yesterday which are meant to flatten the curve as COVID-19 continues to “rage” in Pennsylvania. Effective at 12:01 am on December 12, 2020 until 8:00 am on January 4, 2020 the new mitigation efforts that effect Beaumont are as follows:

            • Indoor dining is prohibited at all licensed establishments throughout the Commonwealth. Due to this order, Beaumont will be following the Governor’s instructions and closing our dining rooms, effective until January 4th. All reservations for Saturday, December 12th and beyond will automatically be canceled. Takeout and delivery services will continue as usual. We will do our best to meet and exceed your expectations during this temporary shutdown.
            • Indoor gatherings or events of more than 10 people are prohibited. Resident Services will be issuing a memo explaining the changes to our upcoming events over the next several weeks. All in-person activities cannot exceed the 10 person maximum.
            • Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited. Since Beaumont’s gym is not a licensed facility of the Commonwealth and operates as a private entity, we will continue to operate under our very strict COVID-19 policies & protocols until further notice.
            • All in-person businesses in the entertainment industry serving the public within a building or indoor are prohibited from operation. Most movies are between one and a half to two hours which poses a greater chance of exposure than a typical interaction with a fellow resident or staff member. Hence, Beaumont will be closing the Ballam Theater until further notice.
            • Now, more than ever, wearing a mask when you leave your apartment or villa, practicing social distancing and observing proper hand hygiene is critical. Please try to limit your time with others to 10 minutes or less when possible and practical. If there is a potential exposure to an infected individual, there is less of a chance of you having become infected if you spend 10 minutes or less with this person and were wearing a mask.

Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine plead with Pennsylvanians to follow existing and newly-announced virus mitigation orders as we all head into the holidays. The newly-announced mitigation orders resulted because nearly 1,100 people lost their lives because of COVID-19 during the past week.

We anticipate in the upcoming week or so, due to the upsurge of COVID positive cases occurring in Montgomery County that we will need to begin testing staff two times a week. We will keep you informed. Thank you for continued support and understanding as we navigate through this next phase of the pandemic. Stay safe and well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 10, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have no cases of COVID at Beaumont; either staff or residents.

Currently we are waiting for more information about the COVID vaccine and when it will become available to Beaumont residents and staff. We are partnering with Walgreens and when we receive approval the process will move quickly. I expect that it will be offered to healthcare workers, residents in the Healthcare Center and Personal Care Unit, and most likely Independent Living. Therefore, I am asking those of you who wish to receive the vaccine to complete the Vaccine Administration Record (VAR) and Informed Consent paper now so that we do not lose valuable time when the vaccine arrives at Beaumont.

Please email Heather Heiland to request the guide that explains how to complete the VAR form (Guide to filling out a LTCF VAR) and the VAR form itself. The VAR form you need to complete and return is two pages long – please only complete sections A-1 and C; do not complete any other sections.

            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
            • We have also changed our visitation restrictions to obey the directive about travel restrictions upon entering PA. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is “Yes”, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
            • Beaumont residents will need to take the COVID test upon re-entry into PA, enter into quarantine for 5 days, and then be tested again if they wish – or fulfill the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period.

Thank you all for your patience and continued cooperation with our safety measures and protocols. I will continue to keep you updated as soon as I receive additional information. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              December 4, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have no cases of COVID at Beaumont; either staff or residents.

I would like to express my deepest thanks to those of you who decided to read, analyze and discuss the information presented about COVID prior to Thanksgiving, and ultimately decided not to travel and not to get together over the holiday. Although the numbers of COVID cases are continuing to climb and hospitals are rapidly reaching capacity, I believe it has made a difference in our own community.

According to my COVID Alert PA App today:

            • Total COVID-19 Cases to date in PA: 398,600
            • Total COVID-19 Deaths to date in PA: 11,113
            • Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations in PA: 5,230
            • Montgomery County Cases: 23,916
            • Philadelphia County Cases: 66,215

If we reach a positivity rate in Montgomery County of 10%, we will need to start testing staff two times per week.

            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth. This order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
            • We have also changed our visitation restrictions to obey the directive about travel restrictions upon entering PA. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is “Yes”, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
            • Beaumont residents will need to take the COVID test upon re-entry into PA, enter into quarantine for 5 days, and then be tested again if they wish – or fulfill the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period.
            • Guidelines for Quarantine: The expectation is that you do not leave your apartment as you are presumed to be “positive” for the virus at that time; seeing other people can further spread the virus. Resident Services will be in contact with you to arrange for grocery and mail delivery. Food & Beverage will be in contact with you to set up menu selection and meal delivery. You may only leave your apartment/villa for walks around campus; wearing a mask. We ask that you do not socialize with others during these walks.

Thank you for your continued patience and diligence during these trying times. Be well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              November 25, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have four staff members who tested positive for the COVID virus. All staff members are recovering at home. No residents in any level of care have the virus.

We are now testing all staff in the Healthcare Center and Personal Care weekly due to the high number of COVID positive cases in Montgomery County. All Beaumont residents can be tested at any time by appointment in the Wellness Center. COVID cases are continuing to increase at a rapid rate, hospitals are filling up and there is concern that individuals who may need other types of emergency care may not be able to receive it as there will not be adequate room; we are very worried about what may occur over the next few days due to holiday gatherings. Each of us has the choice to make decisions that will affect our friends, neighbors, bridge partners, family members, loved ones and staff.

According to my COVID Alert PA App today:

            • Total COVID-19 Cases to date in PA: 321,070
            • Total COVID-19 Deaths to date in PA: 9,951
            • Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations in PA: 3,897
            • Montgomery County Cases: 20,110 (Rate of 6%)
            • Philadelphia County Cases: 57,075 (Rate of 18%)

If we reach a positivity rate in Montgomery County of 10%, we will need to start testing staff two times per week.

I hope to further clarify our protocols around not having family join together for the holidays this year:

            • if you have been routinely visiting a son, daughter or friend throughout this pandemic, the risk may be less than if you are choosing to visit with family members you do not typically see – such as extended family or anyone who you have not kept in your “bubble” of a few chosen people (examples might include; returning college students, grandchildren, out-of-state family). Every additional person you spend time with risks exposure to everyone they have been in contact with. Any activity in which you remove your mask (eating) and are within less than 6 feet is risky – we know that people can carry the virus without showing symptoms. Your mask is your greatest protection if worn properly.
            • If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a family gathering (as outlined above) for the holiday, be that 1 day or more, you will need to enter into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be COVID tested. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14- day period. We require 5 days as this is the average time the virus takes to incubate for most individuals. Again, I would advise against participating in the Thanksgiving holiday this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please contact the Wellness Center at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test.
            • For residents, family members, or companions who choose to obtain testing outside of Beaumont (for example, after a vacation, so that they may return to Beaumont), I would like to clarify what TYPE of COVID test is acceptable for a return to Beaumont. We will ONLY accept a PCR test that is negative. This type of test has a higher accuracy rate and has been confirmed by our Medical Director, Dr. Breish as such.
            • We are not providing catering or meals to other family members on Thanksgiving Day. Only residents of Beaumont will be receiving Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. We are not doing any pie deliveries this year.
            • I would encourage residents to order surgical type masks as they offer improved protection over the cloth masks. They can be ordered online or found at local pharmacies and grocery stores.
            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth. This order went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
            • We have also changed our visitation restrictions to obey the directive about travel restrictions upon entering PA. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is Yes, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
            • Beaumont residents will need to provide the COVID test upon re-entry into PA, enter into quarantine for 5 days, and then be tested again if they wish – or fulfill the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period.

I wish you all a safe holiday. Thank you for caring about the health of everyone at Beaumont; we are all in this together. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              November 20, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have four staff members who tested positive for the COVID virus; three are in Independent Living (IL) and one tested newly positive in our Healthcare Center (HC). All staff members are recovering at home. One elderly resident in Independent Living passed away, and it was determined post mortem that they had contracted the COVID virus immediately prior to death. All contact tracing has been completed and no residents in any level of care have the virus. Montgomery County has now entered into Phase Yellow (above 5% positivity rate) so we are now converting to weekly surveillance testing in healthcare and personal care as required. All Beaumont residents can be tested at any time by appointment in the Wellness Center.

            • I hope to further clarify our protocols around not having family join together for the holidays this year: if you have been routinely visiting a son, daughter or friend throughout this pandemic, the risk may be less than if you are choosing to visit with family members you do not typically see – such as extended family or anyone who you have not kept in your “bubble” of a few chosen people (examples might include; returning college students, grandchildren, out-of-state family). Every additional person you spend time with risks exposure to everyone they have been in contact with. Any activity in which you remove your mask (eating) and are within less than 6 feet is risky – we know that people can carry the virus without showing symptoms. Your mask is your greatest protection if worn properly.
            • If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a family gathering (as outlined above) for the holiday, be that 1 day or more, you will need to enter into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be COVID tested. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14- day period. We require 5 days as this is the average time the virus takes to incubate for most individuals. Again, I would advise against participating in the Thanksgiving holiday this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please contact the Wellness Center at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test.
            • For residents, family members, or companions who choose to obtain testing outside of Beaumont (for example, after a vacation, so that they may return to Beaumont), I would like to clarify what TYPE of COVID test is acceptable for a return to Beaumont. We will ONLY accept a PCR test that is negative. This type of test has a higher accuracy rate and has been confirmed by our Medical Director, Dr. Breish as such.
            • We are not providing catering or meals to other family members on Thanksgiving Day. Only residents of Beaumont will be receiving Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. We are not doing any pie deliveries this year.
            • I would encourage residents to order surgical type masks as they offer improved protection over the cloth masks. They can be ordered online or found at local pharmacies and grocery stores.
            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
            • This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
            • We have also changed our visitation restrictions to obey the directive about travel restrictions upon entering PA. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is Yes, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
            • Beaumont residents will need to provide the COVID test upon re-entry into PA, enter into quarantine for 5 days, and then be tested again if they wish – or fulfill the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation so that we can all stay safe this holiday season. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              November 19, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have three staff members who tested positive for the COVID virus. All staff members are recovering at home with no symptoms. No residents in any level of care have tested positive and all contact tracing has been completed.

            • I hope to further clarify our protocols around not having family join together for the holidays this year: if you have been routinely visiting a son, daughter or friend throughout this pandemic, the risk may be less than if you are choosing to visit with family members you do not typically see – such as extended family or anyone who you have not kept in your “bubble” of a few chosen people (examples might include; returning college students, grandchildren, out-of-state family). Every additional person you spend time with risks exposure to everyone they have been in contact with. Any activity in which you remove your mask (eating) and are within less than 6 feet is risky – we know that people can carry the virus without showing symptoms. Your mask is your greatest protection if worn properly.
            • If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a family gathering (as outlined above) for the holiday, be that 1 day or more, you will need to enter into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be COVID tested. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14- day period. We require 5 days as this is the average time the virus takes to incubate for most individuals. Again, I would advise against participating in the Thanksgiving holiday this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please contact the Wellness Center at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test.
            • For residents, family members, or companions who choose to obtain testing outside of Beaumont (for example, after a vacation, so that they may return to Beaumont), I would like to clarify what TYPE of COVID test is acceptable for a return to Beaumont. We will ONLY accept a PCR test that is negative. This type of test has a higher accuracy rate and has been confirmed by our Medical Director, Dr. Breish as such.
            • We are not providing catering or meals to other family members on Thanksgiving Day. Only residents of Beaumont will be receiving Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. We are not doing any pie deliveries this year.
            • I would encourage residents to order surgical type masks as they offer improved protection over the cloth masks. They can be ordered online or found at local pharmacies and grocery stores.
            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • The Secretary of Health issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.
            • This order takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, November 20.
            • We have also changed our visitation restrictions to obey the directive about travel restrictions upon entering PA. You will now be asked at the screening desk if you have travelled outside Pennsylvania in the past 14 days. If the answer is Yes, you must produce a negative COVID test obtained within the past 72 hours in order to enter Beaumont as a visitor. If you do not have proof of this, you will be turned away (visitors/non-residents). Beaumont residents will be permitted into the building but must enter into quarantine as previously stated.
            • Beaumont residents will need to provide the COVID test upon re-entry into PA, enter into quarantine for 5 days, and then be tested again if they wish – or fulfill the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation so that we can all stay safe this holiday season. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             JOSEPH PEDUZZI, PRESIDENT & CEO, HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              November 12, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have one staff member who tested positive for the COVID virus. This staff member is recovering at home without symptoms.

COVID cases continue to rise in every state in the U.S. Montgomery county currently has 16,115 cases; Philadelphia 50,354; and Pennsylvania 248,144. The U.S. this week set a single day high for new infections and a record number of people are hospitalized due to the disease. One of our local hospitals currently has 50 people hospitalized with the disease and this number has been rising, compared with the 100 people who were hospitalized back in April of this year. Again, we ask that you not participate in the Thanksgiving holiday events this year to keep yourself and others safe.

            • Large groups of visitors will not be permitted into any level of care at Beaumont for holiday get togethers. If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a large family gathering for the holiday, be that for 1 day or more, you will need to go into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be tested for COVID. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14-day period. We require 5 days as this is the average time for the virus to incubate. Again, I would advise against participating in Thanksgiving holiday gatherings this year. This is for the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please contact the Wellness Center at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test.
            • For residents, family members, or companions who choose to obtain testing completed outside of Beaumont (for example, after a vacation, so that they may return to Beaumont), I would like to clarify what TYPE OF COVID test is acceptable for a return to Beaumont. We will ONLY accept a PCR test that is negative. This type of test has a higher accuracy rate and has been confirmed by our Medical Director Dr. Breish as such, and our overall goal is to keep everyone safe at Beaumont.
            • We are not providing catering or meals to other family members on Thanksgiving Day. Only residents of Beaumont will be receiving Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. We are not doing any pie deliveries this year.
            • I would encourage residents to order surgical type masks as they offer improved protection over the cloth masks. They can be ordered online or found at local pharmacies and grocery stores.
            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • Due to Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will continue testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. Due to the current Montgomery county positivity rate, we are required to test in the HC (Healthcare) and PCU (Personal Care areas) on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies. We are still below 5%, but if we hit this number we will need to convert to weekly surveillance testing.
            • In PCU, no staff or residents are positive for the virus. We are in Phase 2 currently and anticipate moving into Phase 3 (final phase) on November 25. We continue with surveillance testing.

Although there is good news on the horizon due to the progress reports on COVID vaccines and the anticipation that they will be a major boost in fighting the virus, they are not expected to eradicate the virus. We expect a vaccine to be available for healthcare workers and the elderly around December 2020; likely for the general public in Spring 2021. It is more important than ever that we continue to be vigilant in wearing our masks, social distancing, hand washing, and making sound decisions regarding the virus in the short term. Please consider your health, the health of your neighbors and the health of our staff when deciding what you will participate in during the upcoming weeks ahead. Thank you for your support and kindness during this challenging time.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              November 5, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have one staff member in the Personal Care Unit (PCU) who tested positive for the COVID virus. This staff member is recovering at home without symptoms.

COVID cases continue to rise throughout the United States and we anticipate that the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will cause a spike if families come together as is traditional. We are not engaging in our typical celebrations at Beaumont this year in order to keep everyone safe. I have had many conversations with residents and family members already and will be as clear as I can so that you understand what measures we are asking you to take this year for the health and safety of the entire community:

            • Large groups of visitors will not be permitted into any level of care at Beaumont for holiday get togethers. If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a large family gathering for the holiday, be that for 1 day or more, you will need to go into quarantine upon return to Beaumont for 5 days and then can choose to be tested for COVID. If you choose not to be tested, you would need to remain in quarantine for the full 14-day period. We require 5 days as this is the average time for the virus to incubate. Again, I would advise against participating in Thanksgiving holiday gatherings this year. This is for the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please contact the Wellness Center at 610-542-2015 to schedule your COVID test.
            • For residents, family members, or companions who choose to obtain testing completed outside of Beaumont (for example, after a vacation, so that they may return to Beaumont), I would like to clarify what TYPE OF COVID test is acceptable for a return to Beaumont. We will ONLY accept a PCR test that is negative. This type of test has a higher accuracy rate and has been confirmed by our Medical Director, Dr. Breish as such, and our overall goal is to keep everyone safe at Beaumont. I had one incident occur this week in which we were presented with a “rapid test – also known as an Antigen test”. This type of test is not as accurate when it comes to the “negative” results and a repeat PCR test is indicated to ensure the individual does not have COVID.
            • We are not providing catering or meals to other family members on Thanksgiving Day. Only residents of Beaumont will be receiving Thanksgiving meals on the holiday. We are not doing any pie deliveries this year. Zach Margolis (Director of Dining Services) has sent a separate memo outlining holiday meal service in detail.
            • I would encourage residents to order surgical type masks as they offer improved protection over the cloth masks. They can be ordered online or found at local pharmacies and grocery stores.
            • To learn about the number of COVID cases in other states, please click here.
            • Due to Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will continue testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. Due to the current Montgomery county positivity rate, we are required to test in the healthcare and personal care areas on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.

Thank you to everyone for following our protocols and for working together to keep all of the residents and staff safe at Beaumont.

Be Well.


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

We currently have five staff members who tested positive for the COVID virus; one works in Personal Care Unit (PCU), four work in Independent Living (IL), and no staff members tested positive in the healthcare center )HC). Contact tracing has been done for all four staff members in IL and all staff/resident test results came back negative. Contact tracing has been done for all staff/residents related to the one PCU positive staff member, and we are currently testing. All staff members are recovering at home and have either no symptoms or mild symptoms.

The staff member who tested positive in PCU has no symptoms, is recovering at home and was tested as part of our overall monthly surveillance testing protocols. PCU residents have been placed in quarantine in the unit at this time for 14 days. Due to Department of Human Services regulations, we are now required to go back to Phase 1 in PCU only, which is essentially a RED phase. This requires us to temporarily suspend all visitation, outside appointments or travel outside of the unit, including salon appointments. Assuming no one else tests positive from the first round of tests, we will again test the same staff and residents in another week.

            • Pennsylvania’s statewide positivity rate last week hit a concerning level of 5 percent, officials said. This comes as the state’s total number of cases exceeded 200,000 on Wednesday.
            • Officials say that Pennsylvania, like many states, is in the midst of a fall resurgence. Statewide, the percent positivity rate — the number of coronavirus tests taken that come back positive — has reached 5 percent. That’s according to the most recent data available, released Monday but taken from Oct. 16-22. That data shows the rate increased from 4.2 percent the week before.
            • Also Wednesday, there were 22 new deaths reported. There have now been a total of 8,718 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. There are 1,187 people in Pennsylvania hospitalized due to the virus as of Wednesday.

This does not paint a pretty picture for us in Pennsylvania and most areas of the U.S. are not doing any better. Right now, I am very concerned about the upcoming holidays and the choices we make. Top health officials and scientists are advising against having Thanksgiving at all this year. I am in complete agreement with this for your health and safety. It is one day of festivities that could lead to even greater numbers of cases and a high chance that you may be exposed to the virus.

I understand that you are weary and exhausted by COVID at this point. Hearing about it, having to wear a mask all the time, not getting to do the things you enjoy, and if you do engage in an activity, being told specific ways that you have to do it! You may feel like giving up. Please don’t. We are here to support you and we will get through this troubling time together with the love and support of our friends, family, neighbors and all of the staff who are doing everything they can to make each day better for you. Yes, it’s true, we do have a long road ahead of us. We don’t expect a vaccine until likely 3rd quarter of next year and even then, we will surely be wearing masks throughout next year. However, what will help us is if each person makes the choice to consistently do the right thing and then helps each of their neighbors to do the right thing. I know there has been a lot of confusing and inconsistent information put out by a variety of media sources which make it difficult to know what to do. Do not despair. Here is ONE THING that, if we practice consistently, will definitely help reduce the spread of the virus:

Wear your mask…the right way…whenever you are around other people!

            • Large groups of visitors will not be permitted into any level of care at Beaumont for holiday get-togethers. If you choose to leave Beaumont to attend a large family gathering for the holiday, you will need to go into quarantine upon return and be tested according to our testing schedule. Again, I would advise against participating in the Thanksgiving holiday this year. This is for the protection of the health and safety of all residents and staff at Beaumont.
            • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy and subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end. You can asses the COVID risk in other states here.
            • Due to Department of Health regulations and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. Due to the current Montgomery county positivity rate; we are required to test in the healthcare and personal care areas on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.

Thank you to all residents who have scheduled their appointments to get their annual flu shots (high dose). We have received our additional order of high dose flu vaccine today and those residents who had prior scheduled appointments will be receiving a call from Wellness to reschedule their appointments. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             Joseph J. Peduzzi, President
DATE:              October 22, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
We currently have two staff members who remain positive for the COVID virus; they are doing well at home and have very mild symptoms. For both of these positive cases we completed a thorough contact tracing process and have tested all residents and employees who have been potentially exposed to these individuals. As a result, 31 residents have been asked to remain in quarantine until a negative test result is received. All staff and residents whose test results have been returned to date, have been negative.

If you are asked to quarantine, what does that mean? It means that you should remain in your apartment or villa, have your meals and mail delivered until you have received a negative test result. You are welcome to go for a walk alone outdoors, but you must wear a mask or face covering and not interact with any residents or staff that you come into contact with.

We continue to be in the GREEN phase of re-opening currently. PLEASE NOTE:

            • To operate (and continue to operate ongoing) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont which began on August 3, 2020 the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there) and 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
            • Pennsylvania, like much of the nation, is seeing a fall resurgence in COVID-19 cases. The overall number of cases in Montgomery county has increased in the past few weeks. As of Monday, there were 339 cases reported over the past seven days. That’s up from 276, 266 and 287 over each of the previous three weeks. The Commonwealth has averaged 1,238 new cases over the past week, a 7% increase after a 16% increase the week before. The virus is still clearly out there, so with this resurgence, we are asking that you take extra precautions to protect yourself, fellow residents and staff.
            • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred to inside visits if possible.
            • On October 17, 2020, the CDC said big Thanksgiving gatherings are a high-risk activity. It may be safest to skip this year’s family holiday gatherings if possible, public-health experts say. Unfortunately, the merriment we crave…eating, drinking and singing together in a cozy room are among the highest-risk scenarios for transmitting COVID-19. Please remember that even though the decision is a personal one, it does have an impact on all members of our community.
            • Guest rooms will remain closed through the end of the year.
            • Dining room service will remain for residents only during the holidays and for the remainder of the year.
            • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has ahigh number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire as to if the individual has been diligent in wearing their mask around others and if they have been practicing social distancing or getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”, you can go online with this link to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
            • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy & subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
            • Due to new Department of Health regulations & Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. Due to the current Montgomery County positivity rate; we are required to test in the healthcare and personal care areas on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
            • If you have not received your flu shot, we highly recommend that you do so. At this time, we have had to re-order more and are currently expecting delivery of the additional doses the last week of October. We will be able to accommodate more appointments once we receive the delivery. You could also opt to go to an outside provider if you prefer not to wait the extra week.

The health of our residents and staff continues to be our highest priority. Therefore, I am requesting that you continue to follow the guidelines that our public health experts and your staff have put in place to keep you safe.
Best regards and stay well!


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              October 15, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have one staff member who remains positive for the COVID virus; they are doing well at home and have very mild symptoms. No other residents and staff have tested positive in our community at this time.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy and subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • Due to new Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. The current Montgomery county positivity rate requires us to test in the HC and PCU areas on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • Thank you to all residents who have scheduled their appointments to obtain their annual flu shots (high dose). We have so far administered 200 doses; which is wonderful! At this time, we have had to re-order more and are currently expecting delivery of the additional doses the last week of October. We will be able to accommodate more appointments once we receive the delivery but we will be rescheduling all appointments that were made for next week. You could also opt to go to an outside provider if you prefer not to wait the extra week.
                • We welcomed Main Line Health representatives last week to review our policies and procedures related to COVID in our healthcare center. This was sponsored through a grant they received through the PA Department of Health and participation was voluntary on our part. They had some helpful suggestions which we put into place.

We continue to find ways to stay healthy both mentally and physically during these challenging times. Physical activity is very important to our well-being as is finding ways to connect with family and friends every day, through a phone call or small activity. Always take the time to reach out to a friend to see how their day is going. They will be happy you cared enough to call and you will benefit from that social connection as well. Take a break from the television if what you are watching causes you stress…go for a walk, bake something (and share it with a friend!), pet an animal, watch the birds or the squirrels, read a book, have a glass of wine, say “yes” to that extra piece of chocolate, write in a journal, sing in the shower or car, dance like no one is watching and never lose hope. There will be an end to this ordeal at some point and our discipline, hard work and care for each other will have paid off. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              October 9, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We currently have one staff member who just tested positive for the COVID virus; they are doing well at home and have very mild symptoms. We have conducted contact tracing and have been in touch with a small group of individuals to be tested. We will know very quickly if any of them test positive and will report those results to you if that is the case. No residents have tested positive in our community at this time. In Montgomery County, the positivity rate has dropped to a rate of 2.7% from 3.5% from 2 weeks ago which is encouraging news. However, we must continue to remain vigilant and continue to wear masks, socially distance, practice hand hygiene and stay at home if you feel sick.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy and subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • Due to new Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. The current Montgomery county positivity rate requires us to test in the HC and PCU areas on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • Thank you to all residents who have scheduled their appointments to obtain their annual flu shots (high dose). We have so far administered 200 doses; which is wonderful! At this time, we have had to re-order more and are currently expecting delivery of the additional doses the last week of October. We will be able to accommodate more appointments once we receive the delivery but we will be rescheduling all appointments that were made for next week. You could also opt to go to an outside provider if you prefer not to wait the extra week.

Thank you for your continued care and support of each other during this time. We are looking forward to Fall Fest and new and creative ways to interact with each other during this pandemic! Be Well.


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

We have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy & subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • Due to new Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. The current Montgomery county positivity rate requires us to test in the HC and PCU on a monthly basis. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • Residents who arrive for their scheduled dinner reservations are required to wear a mask. If you are not wearing a mask; you will be turned away. After you get to your table and your full order has been taken, you may remove your mask. Please adhere to this rule for the safety of yourself and others.
                • A new FREE App for cellular phones to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has hit the market. COVID Alert PA is a free, voluntary mobile app developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with NearForm, UPenn and MIT Lincoln Laboratory using the Apple and Google Exposure Notification System. The app’s features include an interactive COVID-19 symptom checker, alerts of potential exposures to the virus, updates on the latest public health data about COVID-19 in PA and public health guidance for what to do if you have a potential exposure to COVID-19. The app is designed with privacy at the forefront. The app does not use GPS, location services, or any movement or geographical information. It will never collect, transmit or store personal information. In other words, it is completely anonymous. The app does collect user statistics like the number of downloads or the symptom check-in demographics that people can voluntarily share.

Here’s how COVID Alert PA works:

                • The app uses anonymous Bluetooth low energy proximity technology to know when your phone is within six feet of another phone with the app for 15 minutes or more.
                • When an app user confirms a positive COVID-19 test result in the app, it will check to see if it matches any of the anonymous Bluetooth close contact interactions your phone has had over the last 14 days.
                • If there is a match, COVID Alert PA may send an exposure alert after taking into account the date, duration of exposure and the Bluetooth signal strength (which is used to estimate how close your phone was to the phone of the person having a positive test result).

Thank you for your ongoing support and kindness shown to each other during this time. Welcome Fall!

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              September 25, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Please be reminded of our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy & subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • If you are expecting to have a driver take you off campus and they pick you up at the front; they must get out of their car and enter the building to be screened first. This information will help us to keep you safe and additionally with contact tracing if we have a positive case. Please encourage your driver to do this quick screening process.
                • Due to new Department of Health and Department of Health & Human Services regulations, we will be testing as determined by the positivity rate in our county. I will be checking this rate twice a month and testing in the healthcare center and personal care on a schedule as determined by the county positivity rates and the regulatory guidance as required. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • Residents who arrive for their scheduled dinner reservations are required to wear a mask. If you are not wearing a mask; you will be turned away. After you get to your table and your full order has been taken, you may remove your mask. Please adhere to this rule for the safety of yourself and others.
                • Multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in Stage 3 trials at this time; a fourth was added this week (Johnson & Johnson). To win approval of the vaccine by the Food & Drug Administration, the vaccine must either “prevent the virus or decrease its severity”. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases testified before Congress that he believes a vaccine may be ready as early as 2021.
                • The CDC is currently working on an equitable roll-out of the vaccine in a phased approach to include who will receive the vaccine when it becomes available. We anticipate healthcare workers will be in the first group along with older, medically compromised individuals. We will keep you posted. Beaumont is working on a policy for COVID-19 vaccine administration at this time.

Thank you for your ongoing questions and asking for clarification from me when needed. This helps us all to keep those who live and work at Beaumont safe. I and my team are always here to assist. Be Well.


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

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • We have implemented a new thermal scanner device at the front entrance check-in and the HC. This device will take your temperature without human contact and will remind you to wear your mask if you are not already doing so. There are other features that we are currently reviewing will implement in the near future to provide a faster and contactless check-in experience for all while providing us with the ability to contact-trace if necessary.
                • I have made a change to our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy and subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • Please continue to complete your away forms so that we know the location you are visiting. If a test should come back positive, this will assist us in contact tracing. We will provide each of you with an “Away Form” along with instructions on completing it properly.The form along with the instructions will also be posted on the new Healthcare bulletin board. Some residents are not completing these forms or not completing them in full, and it is important that we have this information and that you follow the quarantine rules to keep everyone at Beaumont safe.
                • To review the meaning of “quarantine” and what would be required of you during this time: You are expected to remain in your apartment/villa during the period of your quarantine. Resident Services will be in contact with you to set up grocery delivery (as needed) and mail delivery. A member of the Food & Beverage Department will also be in communication with you to give you menus and to ensure that all of your meals are delivered directly to your apartment or villa. You should not leave your apartment or villa except to walk outside on campus with your mask on (do not socialize with others on your walk). Do not attend any social events, even if only a short period of time. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
                • If a driver picks you up at the front entrance to transport you off campus, they must get out of their car to be screened in the lobby. This will help keep you safe and assist us with contact tracing if necessary. Please encourage your driver to come in for a quick screening.
                • Due to new Department of Health regulations, we will be testing at rates as determined by the positivity rate in our county. I will be checking this rate twice a month and adjusting the testing schedule in the HC to reflect the county positivity rates and other regulatory guidance as required. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • We continue to be vigilant in reviewing and applying all of the new PA Department of Health regulations and guidance as they are are published, and we continue to report to multiple government agencies.

Thank you for your patience in working with us to balance the protocols that are meant to keep us safe against the activities we want to enjoy. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or a member of my team. We are here to serve you. Be Well.


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

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 32 staff (31 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and 32 are fully recovered.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the Health Center (HC) or Personal Care Unit (PCU) (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance with each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • If you are attending outpatient therapy you are required to obtain your healthcare screening and temperature check at the front desk area prior to coming to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the therapy room unless you have completed this and have your wristband as proof of screening.
                • We have implemented a new thermal scanner device at the front entrance check-in and the HC. This device will take your temperature without human contact and will remind you to wear your mask if you are not already doing so. There are other features that we are currently reviewing that we will be implementing in the near future to provide a faster and contactless check-in experience for all while providing us with the ability to contact trace if necessary.
                • I have made a change to our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy and subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are traveling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end.
                • Please continue to complete your away forms so that we know the location you are visiting. If a test should come back positive, this will assist us in contact tracing. We will provide each of you with an “Away Form” along with instructions on completing it properly.The form along with the instructions will also be posted on the new Healthcare bulletin board. Some residents are not completing these forms or not completing them in full, and it is important that we have this information and that you follow the quarantine rules to keep everyone at Beaumont safe.
                • To review the meaning of “quarantine” and what would be required of you during this time: You are expected to remain in your apartment/villa during the period of your quarantine. Resident Services will be in contact with you to set up grocery delivery (as needed) and mail delivery. A member of the Food & Beverage Department will also be in communication with you to give you menus and to ensure that all of your meals are delivered directly to your apartment or villa. You should not leave your apartment or villa except to walk outside on campus with your mask on (do not socialize with others on your walk). Do not attend any social events, even if only a short period of time. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
                • We are not yet hosting any type of resident parties or luncheons through the Food & Beverage Department at this time. I will notify you if and when this is to begin. In the meantime, we need to continue to track whether traditional dining and all other events cause any increases in virus numbers.
                • Due to new Department of Health regulations, we will be testing at rates as determined by the positivity rate in our county. I will be checking this rate twice a month and adjusting the testing schedule in the HC to reflect the county positivity rates and other regulatory guidance as required. We continue to report our data to multiple regulatory agencies.
                • We have resumed our official full Healthcare Committee meetings as of this week. We update the members of this committee with health matters including, most importantly, COVID updates. You should feel comfortable going to those committee members with questions as needed. Fellow resident Dr. Marvin Steinberg is the Chair of the committee and will reach out to me personally with your questions and areas of concern that may need to be addressed. This committee allows us to closely work together as a community to make sure that residents receive information and data as needed. We have also installed our Healthcare bulletin board next to the Beaumont Room and will post important health updates and information about our in-house physicians.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and understanding. I appreciate your willingness to follow our protocols to keep everyone safe. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or a member of my team if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to assist you. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              September 4, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 32 staff (31 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and 32 are fully recovered.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • If you are attending outpatient therapy you are required to obtain your healthcare screening and temperature check at the front desk area prior to coming to your appointment. You will not be admitted to the therapy room unless you have completed this and have your wristband as proof of screening.
                • We have implemented a new thermal scanner device at the front entrance check in. This device will take your temperature without human contact and will remind you to wear your mask if you are not already doing so. There are other features that we are currently reviewing that we will be implementing in the near future to provide a faster and contactless check-in experience for all while providing us with the ability to contact trace if necessary. An additional machine will also be set up shortly at the healthcare center entrance.
                • I have made a change to our OUT-OF-STATE travel policy & subsequent quarantine requirements. If you are travelling OUT-OF-STATE for three (3) days or less, you are not required to go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. You still must complete the health screening and temperature check at the front desk upon your return. If you are travelling OUT-OF-STATE four (4) or more days, you must go into quarantine upon your return to Beaumont. If you would like to lessen your time in quarantine, you may opt to get a COVID test in Wellness 48 hours after your date of return to Beaumont. If your test result is negative, your quarantine period will end. Please continue to complete your away forms so that we know the location you are visiting. If a test should come back positive, this will assist us in contact tracing. We appreciate everyone’s honesty and being forthcoming with information so that we can keep everyone safe here at Beaumont.
                • We are on the list to receive a rapid antigen test machine in the next few weeks. This will allow us to do testing here at Beaumont and obtain quicker turnaround times for COVID tests. We anticipate test results to be returned to us within 48 hours. I will update you with more information as I receive it.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              August 28, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 32 staff (31 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and 32 are fully recovered.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits, if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Questions have been raised about the best type of mask to wear. The surgical (often blue in color) mask offers the best protection. Cloth type fabric masks offer about 80% protection depending on the thickness of the fabric. Surgical masks can be reused for up to 7 days if not visibly soiled. The outside of the mask is the infected or “dirty” part. Fold the mask in on itself with the “dirty” part on the inside and keep in a paper bag when not in use. Wash hands afterwards. Cloth masks can be washed out daily and air dried with soap and water. All masks only work when they fully cover your mouth and nose securely.
                • We will be welcoming vendors back to Beaumont in either September or October. Currently Resident Services is in the process of reaching out to various individuals. Activities with these individuals will continue to be closely monitored by staff to ensure mask wearing, social distancing and limited numbers of individuals per event. Every individual who enters Beaumont’s campus must complete the health screening and temperature check before admittance.

As a reminder, we are asking residents to keep a personal journal of individuals you have had contact with each day (more than 10 minutes of contact with of less than 6 feet apart). In all departments of Beaumont, we are already doing this for you e.g. when you attend an activity, a meal, go to the fitness center, therapy, etc. We are asking that you do this in the event we need to do contact tracing if you have been exposed to someone who we believe may be or is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID -19. This is also part of the reason it is so important that all of your visitors complete the health screening and check in prior to their visit to you every time.

I would like to again clarify COVID-19 testing procedures after a leave of absence from the community for apartment or Villa residents. Many residents will be returning from out-of-state vacations in the next couple of weeks; please read the information listed below so you know what to expect upon your return.

                • When a resident returns to the community from a stay offsite–OUT-OF-STATE ONLY (visit with family, vacation home, etc.) they will need to go into isolation in their apt/villa for 14 days but may opt to shorten the time by being tested 5 days after their day of return. Resident Services will be in contact with you to arrange for grocery delivery & mail delivery. Food & Beverage will be in contact with you to set up menu selection & meal delivery. You may only leave your apartment/villa for walks around campus; wearing a mask. We ask that you do not socialize with others during these walks.
                • We have created another outdoor visitation space for apartment/villa residents and their families in the Fitness Courtyard. We have large umbrellas which we are working on securing in the ground in the area & have placed chairs 6 feet apart in this space. Due to the grass that leads up to this space, we do not advise anyone to travel in a wheelchair as the ground is uneven in this space. There is enough space for two families to visit safely at a time.
                • Please be reminded: The act of eating or drinking with others poses greater risk to individuals as you are in close proximity to them and masks must be removed for eating, I have been asked “What is the safest way to engage in this activity if I choose to?” Answer: Yes, this activity does pose a higher risk as our mask is the barrier that offers us protection against the virus. So, if you choose to eat with friends; when you are selected to choose three friends for your table, it would make sense to keep your circle of chosen people small and consistent rather than choosing multiple people and rotating those people frequently. This will potentially lessen your chance for exposure. Keep in mind that we keep a record of every person who dines with us and who sit together at each meal in the event an individual should become ill and we need to determine who else may be at risk and need to be tested.

Thank you for your continuing support and efforts to keep all of us safe. We continue to work diligently each day to make sure we are practicing the highest levels of safety for the benefit of our residents, staff and our families and visitors. A sincere thank you to each of you for your ongoing kindness and continued outreach to each other in so many caring and thoughtful ways.

Be Well.


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

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 32 staff (31 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and 30 are fully recovered.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Visitors will be permitted on campus to visit apartment and villa residents in the GREEN Phase. Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferable to inside visits if possible.
                • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.
                • Questions have been raised about the best type of mask to wear. The surgical (often blue in color) mask offers the best protection. Cloth type fabric masks offer about 80% protection depending on the thickness of the fabric. Surgical masks can be reused for up to 7 days if not visibly soiled. The outside of the mask is the infected or “dirty” part. Fold the mask in on itself with the “dirty” part on the inside and keep in a paper bag when not in use. Wash hands afterwards. Cloth masks can be washed out daily and air dried with soap and water. All masks only work when they fully cover your mouth and nose securely.

As a reminder, we are asking residents to keep a personal journal of individuals you have had contact with each day (more than 10 minutes of contact with of less than 6 feet apart). In all departments of Beaumont, we are already doing this for you e.g. when you attend an activity, a meal, go to the fitness center, therapy, etc. We are asking that you do this in the event we need to do contact tracing if you have been exposed to someone who we believe may be or is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID -19. This is also part of the reason it is so important that all of your visitors complete the health screening and check in prior to their visit to you every time.

I would like to again clarify COVID-19 testing procedures for apartment or Villa residents after a leave of absence from the community or a hospital stay:

                • When a resident returns to Beaumont from an OUT-OF-STATE stay (visit with family, vacation home, etc.), they will need to go into isolation in their apartment/villa for 14 days but may opt to shorten the time by being tested 5 days after their day of return.
                • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit of 24 hours or less and have received a negative COVID-19 test from the hospital, there is no need to be re-tested again at Beaumont
                • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit/admission of 24 hours or more and have received an initial negative COVID-19 test, they will need to be tested again on day of discharge or upon return to Beaumont and placed in isolation until the return of the test results. (If the initial test were to be positive for COVID-19; a re-test is not necessary and treatment and isolation would be provided in the appropriate level of care).
                • Currently we have designated the Liseter Garden area between the hours of 11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm daily for Personal Care Visitation ONLY. This is due to Department of Health & Human Services regulations. We must have a designated outdoor visitation spot and adhere to strict social distancing, proper disinfection, and limited numbers of family at a time. However, we recognize that other residents would also like to utilize this space for visitation. You are welcome to use the space at any other time than the listed hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes you or your family.
                • We are creating another outdoor visitation space for apartment/villa residents and their families in theFitness Courtyard. We have ordered large umbrellas and will be placing chairs 6 feet apart in this space. Due to the grass that leads up to this space, we do not advise anyone to travel in a wheelchair as the ground is uneven in this area.
                • Due to staffing challenges in our Food & Beverage department (staff returning to school and childcare issues), we are temporarily suspending indoor dining; however, we are actively recruiting and on-boarding new staff at this time. Additionally, eating with others poses greater risks to individuals as you are in close proximity and masks must be removed for eating, I have been asked “What is the safest way to engage in this activity if I choose to?” Answer: Yes, this activity does pose a higher risk as our mask is the barrier that offers us protection against the virus. So, if you choose to eat with friends or when you are selected to choose three friends for your table, it would make sense to keep your circle of chosen people small and consistent rather than choosing multiple people and rotating those people frequently. This will potentially lessen your chance of exposure. Keep in mind that we keep a record of every person who dines with us and who sit together at each meal in the event an individual should become ill and we need to determine who else may be at risk and may need to be tested.
                • We will begin using the new Healthcare Bulletin Board soon to keep you up-to-date on health and COVID -19 information, physician profiles, the names & contact information of our healthcare committee resident members and other important information. The location of this bulletin board is at the entrance to the Beaumont Room around the corner from the postal boxes.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support during this challenging time. We continue to work together to ensure that Beaumont is a safe place for you to live – we follow up daily with residents, families, and staff to review our protocols and policies to make sure that we are all doing our part to keep ourselves safe in these uncertain times. It continues to be a balancing act of daily decisions to live our lives without contracting or spreading the virus. Often, the best solution is the simplest: make sure we are all doing the basics, such as wearing our masks and social distancing. As we have been asked to do this for so long, it can become frustrating and we may want to give up but we cannot. We will see an end to this pandemic at some point. Many of you can recall having lived through far worse or even similar crisis. Your efforts to help your friends and neighbors safe have not gone unnoticed. We will get through this too. Together.

Be Well.


MEMORANDUM
TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
DATE:              August 14, 2020
RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Since our last report, we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus. We have no other active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 32 staff (31 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and 30 are fully recovered.

We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

                • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
                • Visitors will be permitted on campus to visit apartment and villa residents in the GREEN Phase. Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferable to inside visits if possible.

Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. While we cannot post each state’s numbers here and they change daily and each county within that state may have different “hot spots”; you can go online to check daily what the numbers are for a particular state to assess the risk for accepting an out-of-state visitor here.

As a reminder, we are asking residents to keep a personal journal of individuals you have had contact with each day (more than 10 minutes of contact with of less than 6 feet apart). In all departments of Beaumont, we are already doing this for you e.g. when you attend an activity, a meal, go to the fitness center, therapy, etc. We are asking that you do this in the event we need to do contact tracing if you have been exposed to someone who we believe may be or is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID -19. This is also part of the reason it is so important that all of your visitors complete the health screening and check in prior to their visit to you every time.

I would like to again clarify COVID-19 testing procedures for apartment or Villa residents after a leave of absence from the community or a hospital stay:

          • When a resident returns to Beaumont from an OUT-OF-STATE stay (visit with family, vacation home, etc.), they will need to go into isolation in their apartment/villa for 14 days but may opt to shorten the time by being tested 5 days after their day of return.
          • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit of 24 hours or less and have received a negative COVID-19 test from the hospital, there is no need to be re-tested again at Beaumont

          • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit/admission of 24 hours or more and have received an initial negative COVID-19 test, they will need to be tested again on day of discharge or upon return to Beaumont and placed in isolation until the return of the test results. (If the initial test were to be positive for COVID-19; a re-test is not necessary and treatment and isolation would be provided in the appropriate level of care).

          • Currently we have designated the Liseter Garden area between the hours of 11am-2pm and 4pm-7pm daily for Personal Care Visitation ONLY. This is due to Department of Health & Human Services regulations. We must have a designated outdoor visitation spot and adhere to strict social distancing, proper disinfection, and limited numbers of family at a time. However, we recognize that other residents would also like to utilize this space for visitation. You are welcome to use the space at any other time than the listed hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes you or your family.

          • We are creating another outdoor visitation space for apartment/villa residents and their families in theFitness Courtyard. We have ordered large umbrellas and will be placing chairs 6 feet apart in this space. Due to the grass that leads up to this space, we do not advise anyone to travel in a wheelchair as the ground is uneven in this area.

          • Due to staffing challenges in our Food & Beverage department (staff returning to school and childcare issues), we are temporarily suspending indoor dining; however, we are actively recruiting and on-boarding new staff at this time. Additionally, eating with others poses greater risks to individuals as you are in close proximity and masks must be removed for eating, I have been asked “What is the safest way to engage in this activity if I choose to?” Answer: Yes, this activity does pose a higher risk as our mask is the barrier that offers us protection against the virus. So, if you choose to eat with friends or when you are selected to choose three friends for your table, it would make sense to keep your circle of chosen people small and consistent rather than choosing multiple people and rotating those people frequently. This will potentially lessen your chance of exposure. Keep in mind that we keep a record of every person who dines with us and who sit together at each meal in the event an individual should become ill and we need to determine who else may be at risk and may need to be tested.

            It continues to be a difficult time to balance our daily choices for enjoying our lives with the challenge of keeping ourselves safe. I realize this is a stressful time for everyone and we are all here to support each other. Please continue to contact me or a member of my team if you have any questions or concerns or if we can assist you in any way. Be Well.


            MEMORANDUM
            TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
            FROM:             HEATHER HE
            ILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
            DATE:              August 7, 2020
            RE:                   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

            Since our last report, one villa/apartment resident has tested positive and has moved to the Health Center (HC) for observation. We have no other active COVID-19 cases on our campus. 30 staff (29 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and all are fully recovered.

            We currently are in the GREEN phase of re-opening. PLEASE NOTE:

            • To operate (and continue to operate) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont, which began on August 3, 2020, the following must continue to occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU (that occurred there); 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
            • Visitors will be permitted on campus to visit apartment and villa residents in the GREEN Phase. Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferable to inside visits if possible.
            • Please use caution when deciding to accept out-of-state visitors into your home at Beaumont. If a visitor from out-of-state is traveling from a county or area that has a high number of COVID cases, it would not be a wise decision to have this person(s) come to visit you at this time. Also, it would be helpful for you to inquire whether the visitor has been diligent in wearing their mask around others, if they have been practicing social distancing, and not getting together in large groups. Additionally, each mode of transportation the person uses to get to you may put you at greater risk (airplane, train, bus) as the individual is exposed to greater numbers of people who may or may not carry the virus. Those individuals may be wearing their mask properly or not, even if your visitor does. These behaviors can put you at potential risk of catching the virus.

            We are asking residents to begin keeping a daily personal journal of individuals you have had contact with each day (more than 10 minutes of contact with of less than 6 feet apart). In all departments of Beaumont, we are already doing this for you such as if you attend an activity, a meal, go to the fitness center, therapy, etc. We are asking that you do this in the event we need to do contact tracing if you have been exposed to someone who we believe may be or is confirmed to have tested positive for COVID -19. This is also part of the reason it is so important that all of your visitors check-in before each visit and complete the health screening.

            I would like to clarify COVID-19 testing procedures after a leave of absence from the community or a hospital stay for apartment or Villa residents:

            • When a resident returns to the community from a stay offsite (visit with family, vacation home, etc.) they will need to go into isolation in their apt/villa for 14 days but may opt to shorten the time by being tested 5 days after their day of return.
            • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit of 24 hours or less and have received a negative COVID-19 test from the hospital, there is no need to be re-tested again at Beaumont.
            • When a resident returns to the community from a hospital visit/admission of 24 hours or more and has received an initial negative COVID-19 test, they will need to be tested on the day of discharge or upon return to Beaumont and placed in isolation until they receive the test results. (If the initial test were to be positive for COVID-19; a re-test is not necessary and treatment and isolation would be provided in the appropriate level of care).

            I thank everyone for their ongoing support and appreciate that everyone continues to wear their masks properly. We must continue to be conservative in our approach and diligent in protecting ourselves, our neighbors, family and friends. We are all in this together and need to be strong supports for each other during this time. Please remember to call a friend or neighbor today to check and see how they are doing. Have a wonderful weekend. Be Well.


            MEMORANDUM
            TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
            FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
            DATE:              July 31, 2020
            RE:                  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

            Since our last report, no villa and apartment residents have tested positive, nor have any Personal Care (PCU) or Health Center (HC) residents, and we have no active COVID-19 cases on our campus.

            Since the very beginning of the pandemic, only two villa/apartment residents have contracted the virus and are fully recovered. Seventeen HC residents contracted the virus, nine of whom – most with underlying medical conditions – unfortunately passed away. In total, 26 residents have tested positive; 30 staff (29 staff plus one companion) have tested positive and are fully recovered.

            We have posted our re-opening plans for both the Healthcare Center and Personal Care Center (below) on this website as required by the PA Department of Health and the Department of Health & Human Services.

            We continue to offer testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 219 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. Some residents have been tested more than once. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test as needed.

            We are re-opening in the GREEN phase on Monday August 3, 2020. Here are the major points:

            • PLEASE NOTE: To operate (and continue to operate ongoing) in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont beginning on August 3, 2020 the following must occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU, and three or fewer positive in apartments or villas at Beaumont; and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of our numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
            • Visitors will be permitted on campus to visit apartment and villa residents in the GREEN Phase. Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front entrance at each and every visit. Outdoor visits are preferred over inside visits if possible.
            • Construction projects will resume with strict protocols.
            • Apartment and villa residents may leave Beaumont for non-medical appointments. Please do so carefully in the safest way possible as the virus continues to spread and mask wearing is a must along with social distancing, hand washing, etc.
            • The travel restrictions out-of-state remain in effect.
            • Dining will be expanding to allow for an added portion of indoor seating under strict guidelines; a memo was sent this week to explain in detail.
            • Fitness and Aquatics issued a memo this week on expanded services.
            • Outside food deliveries may be dropped off directly to Villa residents at their home.
            • Meetings: Virtual meetings continue to be strongly recommended.
            • Social gathering should be limited to no more than 15 people and outdoors is preferred. Masks and social distancing continue to apply.
            • Transportation for essential shopping will resume according to the following schedule:

            1. Mondays: Giant and Wine & Spirits – 10:00 a.m.
            2. Tuesdays: Bryn Mawr Shops – 10:00 a.m.
            3. Thursdays: Alternate between Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods – 10:00 a.m.

            • Resident Services is sending out a memo today to clarify resident activities and services and the parameters to follow.

            Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and for following all safety guidelines. Please continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene. We need to be vigilant against this virus for the health of all of our friends, neighbors and families. Be Well.


            OFFICIAL NOTICE as required by the PA Department of Health and the Department of Health & Human Services.
            TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
            FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
            DATE:              July 31, 2020
            RE:                  Approved Reopening Plans

            Personal Care Reopening Plan at Beaumont July 31, 2020

            Healthcare Reopening Plan at Beaumont July 31, 2020


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

            Since our last report, we have had no additional positive resident test results 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 whom 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, all of whom have fully recovered. We continue to finalize re-opening plans for both the HC and PCU. We anticipate we will be ready to post our re-opening plans for the HC & PCU to begin on Monday, August 3, 2020.

            We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 215 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. Some residents have been tested more than once. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test.

            We are now in the process of our re-opening plan for the GREEN phase set to begin on Monday August 3, 2020. Here are the major points, and additional memos with specific details for individual departments with more details will be sent out to residents next week.

            • PLEASE NOTE: To operate in the GREEN Phase at Beaumont beginning on August 3, 2020 the following must occur: No positive resident cases of COVID in the HC or PCU and 3 positive or less in apartments or villas at Beaumont and the Governor does not make the decision to move us back into a RED Phase. If any of these numbers increase or actions occur, we will return to a RED Phase.
            • Visitors will be permitted on campus to visit apartment and villa residents in the GREEN Phase. Mask wearing and social distancing are required as is the health screening and temperature check at the front at each and every visit. Visiting outdoors is preferred over visiting indoors if possible.
            • Construction projects will resume with strict protocols.
            • Apartment and villa residents may leave Beaumont for non-medical appointments. Please do so carefully in the safest way possible as the virus continues to spread and mask wearing is a must along with social distancing, hand washing, etc.
            • The travel restrictions out-of-state remain in effect.
            • Dining will be expanding to allow for an added portion of indoor seating under strict guidelines; a memo will be forthcoming on this to further explain in detail early next week.
            • Fitness and Aquatics will issue a memo next week with additional guidance on expanded services.
            • Outside food deliveries will be able to be dropped off directly to Villa residents at their home.
            • Meetings: Virtual meetings continue to be strongly recommended; however, if they must be held in person—no more than 15 people are permitted and outdoors is preferred. Masks and social distancing continue to apply.
            • Transportation for essential shopping will resume according to the following schedule:
              1. Mondays: Giant and Wine & Spirits – 10:00 a.m.
              2. Tuesdays: Bryn Mawr Shops – 10:00 a.m.
              3. Thursdays: Alternate between Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods – 10:00 a.m.

            There have been some common questions about the following:

            • If a staff member or resident were to test positive or be suspected of having COVID, we would do contact tracing. If you were exposed to the person we would be in contact with you to let you know and be placed in quarantine and tested. During this call, we would update you on the protocols you should follow; additionally, you will receive this same information in a writing.
            • Resident test results have been returned generally within 72 hours or so.
            • Definition of an exposure to COVID in which you could contract the virus: Contact with another individual, not wearing a mask within less than 6 feet for a period of 10-15 minutes
            • We are currently still in the YELLOW Phase until we will go to GREEN on August 3, 2020. Please contact me if you need additional copies of the memos that outline what is permitted during the YELLOW Phase.

            We continue to advise the following:

            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

            • 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.

            I am hopeful that we will transition smoothly into the GREEN Phase in another week. I know this has been a challenging time for everyone and appreciate the support so many have given and for those who have vigilantly adhered to the guidance to keep us all safe. Be Well.


            MEMORANDUM
            TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
            FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
            DATE:              July 17, 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 whom 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, all of whom have fully recovered. We continue to work on re-opening plans for both the Healthcare Center and Personal Care.

            We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 195 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. Some residents have been tested more than once. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test. We have completed the majority of testing on all private duty aides and companions.

            We have seen a marked increase in the number of days that it takes for a COVID-19 test result to process; it is taking at times up to 5-7 days. This is likely due to the overwhelming number of tests that are being performed in Pennsylvania at this time and is not something that we have control over. Please be patient. We will call you just as soon as we receive notification of your result if you have been tested.

            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

            • 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.

            We continue to be operating in the YELLOW phase of our re-opening and are monitoring the numbers in our county outside of Beaumont closely. We are hopeful that we will have an opportunity to move into the GREEN phase, in the near future, provided there is not a spike in cases and the Governor does not decide to move us back into a RED phase. Thank you for your continuing support. Be Well.


            MEMORANDUM
            TO:                  ALL RESIDENTS
            FROM:             HEATHER HEILAND, VP OF HEALTH SERVICES
            DATE:              July 9, 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, all of whom have fully recovered. We are currently working on re-opening plans for both the Healthcare Center and Personal Care.

            We are offering testing to all apartment and villa residents upon request. So far, 179 residents have scheduled their appointments and received their tests. Some residents have been tested more than once. We would encourage residents to call the Wellness Office to schedule their COVID test now. We are continuing to work on testing all private duty aides and companions.

            We have seen a marked increase in the number of days that it takes for a COVID-19 test result to process; it is taking at times up to 5-7 days. This is likely due to the overwhelming number of tests that are being performed in Pennsylvania at this time and is not something that we have control over. Please be patient. We will call you just as soon as we receive notification of your result if you have been tested.

            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.

            We understand that everyone would like to have their family members enter Beaumont for visits right now. We are hopeful that this will happen soon provided we can successfully navigate the YELLOW phase safely without a spike in COVID cases. I understand that this is a challenging time and appreciate the care and support that each of you provides to your friends and neighbors through a variety of ways. Thank you for your countless acts of kindness, love and ongoing support; it makes all the difference. Be Well.


            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