Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center continues to follow the guidance of the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. If family or friends have any questions, please contact the resident’s assigned social worker, or Raymond Soto, Nursing Home Administrator, by email or phone at 717-243-2031. Please check in regularly, as we will update this page with information as it becomes available. 

COVID-19 Cases

Case counts updated at 11:00 a.m. on 8/7/2020

Residents Positive2
Residents With Symptoms0

* If any resident is having symptoms family will be notified 

*As of 7/18 two residents who tested positive are in isolation.


Staff Positive11
Staff With Symptoms0

**As of 7/18  eleven staff members who tested positive are in isolation or are recovered.

COVID-19 Facility Deaths
0


COVID-19 Updates


August 6, 2020

The results of Round Three mass testing— are all negative.  We will now only test for symptomatic residents and employees.

July 31, 2020

*Claremont's Re-Opening Plan has been added to our COVID-19 menu, please note CLAREMONT IS IN STEP 1, OUR PLAN WILL BE UPDATED AS APPROPRIATE.*

July 28, 2020

Through our most recent round of mass testing, we have received negative results for all residents and employees.  Our staff continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our facility.

July 18, 2020

Through our mass testing as the results are being analyzed, we currently have two employees without symptoms who have tested positive for COVID-19.  They have been removed from the schedule to quarantine at home and contact tracing has been initiated.  

We have two residents with a positive COVID test result.  Both residents have been placed on transmission precautions and their families have been notified.  Our staff continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance.

July 15, 2020

We have an additional employee with a positive COVID test result.  Employee was in full PPE when they last worked in the facility.  The employee will remain at home to recover.  Any person who was or is considered to have had close contact with this individual has been or will be contacted by the building.  We continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance.  With the assist from the Medical Reserve Corps, we are conducting universal testing of our residents and employees.

July 08, 2020

We have an additional employee with a positive COVID test result.  Employee was in full PPE when they last worked in the facility.  The employee will remain at home to recover.  Any person who was or is considered to have had close contact with this individual has been or will be contacted by the building.  We continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance.

July 06, 2020

We had two employees with positive COVID test results, the employees were in full PPE when they last worked in the facility. The employees will remain at home to recover. Any person who was or is considered to have had close contact with these individuals has been or will be contacted by the building. We continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance.

July 1, 2020

We had an employee report a community acquired positive COVID test result. The employee will remain at home to recover. Any person who was or is considered to have had close contact with this individual has been or will be contacted by the building. We continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department of Health guidance.

June 28, 2020

We had an employee report a community acquired positive COVID test result. Please be aware the employee does not have direct resident contact. The employee will remain at home to recover. Any person who was or is considered to have had close contact with this individual has been or will be contacted by the building. We continue to remain vigilant and follow CDC and Department Of Health guidance.

June 23, 2020

As of June 23rd, our facility has resumed hospital admissions to our dedicated isolation area-Transitions Unit. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, Claremont continues to abide by all CDC and DOH guidelines. Prior to admission, every new resident will have received two negative COVID-19 test results.  New residents will remain in their rooms for a 14 day observation period. They will be asked to wear masks when staff are providing direct care in their rooms; hygiene, medication administration, therapies and meals. Per CDC and DOH guidelines, we are still unable to accept visitors.

June 18, 2020

We have received an employee positive test result today. This employee had no direct resident contact. We continue to follow all CDC and DOH Guidelines.

June 2, 2020

The 5/28/20 & 5/29/20 COVID testing results for Claremont residents & employees have ALL returned negative.

May 28, 2020

With the assistance of the Pennsylvania National Guard, we began Universal COVID-19 testing of our residents and employees.

May 22,2020

No additional staff have tested positive for COVID-19, to date no residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

May 12, 2020

No additional staff have tested positive for COVID-19, to date no residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

April 13, 2020

One additional staff member tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to two. Both are currently not working, and are in isolation. To date, no residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

April 9, 2020

One staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was at home when the symptoms developed. To date, no residents have tested positive for COVID-19. We are, and have been, actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 since March 14, 2020 and are working with our local and state health departments.

Precautions Taken

  • July 6, 2020: We have expanded PPE use and are now requiring all staff to wear face shields in addition to the face masks throughout the building. (it was previously only required when within 6ft. of a resident ). 
  • June 30, 2020: Surgical or isolation mask is required by anyone in the facility. 
  • May 28, 2020: With the assistance of the Pennsylvania National Guard, universal COVID-19 testing of all residents and employees was conducted with all returning negative.
  • March 14, 2020: All communal dining and all group activities were canceled; in addition our staff screened our residents and staff for fever and respiratory symptoms.
  • March 13, 2020: The facility closed to visitors.
  • March 12, 2020: Visitation was restricted to the main entrance and all visitors were screened with a temperature check and COVID-19 exposure questions.
  • March 11, 2020: In accordance with CMS guidance released to nursing care facilities nationwide, Claremont discouraged visits to the facility until further notice.
  • March 6, 2020: All families who were ill were asked not to visit their relatives at the facility.

Letters To Family & Residents