The Wolf administration is requiring that travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 10 days upon entry into Pennsylvania.
Does the Order distinguish between work-related travel and personal travel?
Yes. Travel between home and work or home and medical appointments in other states is permitted. The travel exemptions are:
- Individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for work.
- Individuals travelling to and from the Commonwealth for medical reasons (including providing comfort and support to a patient);
- Military personnel travelling to the Commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority.
- Individuals in transit through the Commonwealth to another destination, provided that the time spent in the Commonwealth is only the amount of time necessary to complete the transit, make use of travel services, such as a highway rest stop, or make necessary travel connections.
Visits at the Residential Home
Each visit needs to be scheduled with the Residential Supervisor with a minimum 3-day advance notice of the requested visit time. Only one visit will be scheduled at a time to allow other families to schedule visits with their loved ones at the home.
- Visits will occur outdoors only, weather permitting. If the weather does not allow for an outdoor visit, a visit may be arranged at Excentia Human Services’ 1810 Rohrerstown Road Support Center.
- Only one family will be permitted at the home to visit their loved one at any given time. There is a maximum of 3 family members (not including your loved one).
- All family members will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing during their visit.
- All family members will need to complete the COVID-19 questionnaire and have their temperature checked. If a temperature is greater than 100.0 F of any family member and/or any of the family members were exposed to or are being tested for COVID-19, a visit will not occur.
Visits Away from the Residential Home
Visits with families away from the residential home will be determined and approved on an individual basis by the Residential Directors and Chief of Program Services, in conjunction with Excentia Human Services’ Nursing staff.
Approval for a visit will be determined using the following factors:
- Where will the individual and family visit (i.e. family’s home, community, etc.)?
- How many people will the individual be in contact with?
- Is the individual residing in a residential home with other individuals? Are the individuals the person resides with considered to be high risk for contracting COVID-19?
- Are any of the family members currently or recently ill, or have been in contact with someone in the last two weeks who was ill?
- Has the family traveled outside the country in the last 14 days?
When a visit is approved, you will be asked to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire regarding the family’s health no more than 24 hours before the visit. You will also be asked to complete a temperature check prior to taking your loved one. If the temperature of the family member is elevated (higher than 100.0 F), your loved one will not be allowed to visit.
A mask will be required when picking up and dropping off your loved one. Requests for visits will go through the Residential House Supervisor, who will in turn provide it to the Directors for approval. Please provide ample notice (3 days minimum) for a visit.
Other Adult Services
- Community Participation Supports (formerly known as ADS and IU) remain closed until further notice. However, virtual programming is being offered.
- Supported Employment Services is working with employers who are still operating to understand what steps are being taken in the workplaces of those we support who are considered higher risk. Communication Services are being provided remotely.
- Behavior Supports and Home & Community Supports continue to operate.
Early Childhood Services
- Excentia Human Services’ preschools are open for either in-person or virtual instruction on a classroom-by-classroom basis. COVID-19 Preschool Policy
- Excentia Human Services’ Infant & Toddler Early Intervention program is closed, but tele-sessions are being conducted with individual families. If you are interested in Early Intervention services, please call 717-735-1547 for a free eligibility evaluation for your child (ages birth to three years old) in Lancaster County.
- Excentia Human Services’ offices at Rohrerstown Road and Prince Street remain closed.
As we have them, we will post any updates here and on our Facebook page. If you have any questions, please contact us at 717-519-6740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.