Press Release October 15
Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon has been following CDC guidelines and CMS recommendations since March 13, 2020. CMS publishes county-level testing positivity data. The facility monitors the data and adjusts and adheres to the guidelines related to county-level testing positivity data as well as the many other guidelines established by CMS, the Department of Health and other agencies. Based on the current CMS data, the Westmoreland County is in test positivity classification yellow.
Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon has been diligent in testing residents and employees. By following the guidelines the facility was able to get to Phase 2 on August 6, 2020 to allow our residents the ability to visit in person with their love ones. At this time there are numerous residents and employees that have tested positive for COVID-19.
The facility is following CDC and CMS guidelines in terms of isolation and personal protective equipment. The facility currently has enough personal protective equipment to protect our employees and residents. The facility is following the recommended guidelines to prevent further spread of the virus. In accordance with the guidelines, Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon will test every resident and staff member at least weekly until there are no positive results for 14 days. At such time we will revisit its visitation plan. Updates are available daily on the facility’s COVID hotline 414-368-6551.