COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated August 1, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents, staff and volunteers remain our top priority. Staff members and volunteers are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. At the recommendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), masks are required for all employees, and volunteers in the personal care and health care buildings, except when in work spaces or offices alone.

Star Points and Sturgeon Health Care Center

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing and screening of staff, residents, volunteers and visitors. Staff (direct care, contracted staff) and volunteers are screened at the beginning of each shift and are asked to immediately suspend work or services should any symptoms occur.

In the event of a positive case(s), we have established a quarantine procedure and are able to isolate residents to their room with dedicated caregivers according to guidance from CMS and PA DOH.

For information regarding the current Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, please visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/SNF-Guidance.aspx or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/LTCF-Visitors.aspx

For information related to Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Living guidelines for Personal Care, please visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/OLTL-Interim-Guidance-for-PCH-ALR-ICF.aspx

Visitation

  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may take place in the resident’s room or outdoors. 
  • You must enter and exit through the front door of the Star Points building by the reception desk. All visitors must be screened and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Masks must be worn indoors.
  • If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you meet the criteria for quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.

Thank you for your cooperation.