Reopening Plan

11/02/2020 CNRC COVID Policy update

10/27/2020 Guidance from CMS:

"Facilities should use the COVID-19 county positivity rate, found on the COVID-19 Nursing Home Data site as additional information to determine how to facilitate indoor visitation"-

          * Low (<5%) = Visitation should occur according to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention and facility                    policies (beyond compassionate care visits)

           * Medium (5%-10%) = Visitation should occur according to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention                         and facility policies (beyond compassionate care visits)                    

          * High (>10%) = Visitation should only occur for compassionate care situations according to the core principles of                      COVID-19 infection prevention and facility policies

As of 10/02/2020 - updated COVID-19 mitigation efforts

The following Visitation Protocol and Plan does not apply to End of Life and Compassionate Care Visits

 Visitation Neutral Zones—Weather Not Permitting (Inside)

  • Multipurpose Room
  • Transitions Small Dining Room
  • Heritage Harbor Activity Room 
  • Chapel

Schedule of Visitation Hours

Visitation will be scheduled through the Administrative Assistant, Alexis Monn   (717) 240-1903 or  All visits will be by appointment and should be scheduled one week in advance.  During the scheduling, the number of visitors allowed will be determined; Social Services and Unit Manager will determine those residents who can safely accept visitors.

Visitation Precautions

  • Outdoor visitation is preferred 
  • Visitation will occur in only Neutral Zones
  • Visitors will be screened using the Visitation Tool
  • Visitation will be monitored
  • Visitation area will be cleaned between visits
  • Visitors must wear a face covering or facemask during the entire visit
  • Children permitted when accompanied by adult visitor. Adult visitors must be able to manage children. Children 2 years or older must wear a facemask during the entire visit, and maintain strict social distancing from the resident.
  • Alcohol-based hand rub will be provided to and used by visitor before and after the visit
  • Visitors will stay in designated facility areas only
  • Rescheduling or relocating due to inclement weather will be at the discretion of staff 


  • Screening of visitors for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be completed by the staff member or volunteer monitoring the visit. Those that do not pass screening will not be permitted to visit.
  • Using the Visitation Tool the visitors will sign in, provide contact information, and sign out upon departure.
  • CMS encourages that visitors be COVID-19 tested 2-3 days prior to visitation and that visitors bring documentation of their testing results to the visit.