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COVID-19 News

COVID-19 Case Updates

As we navigate the ongoing pandemic, our primary concern continues to be the health and well-being of those we serve. To mitigate the spread of the virus, we continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Our current coronavirus update as of 11/21/22 follows:

Luther Acres
Team Members: 4 active cases
Residents: 16 active cases

St. John’s Herr Estate
Team Members: 0 active cases
Residents: 1 active case

Spang Crest
Team Members: 0 active cases
Residents: 0 active cases

COVID-19 vaccines are incredibly effective at preventing death and hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older (9.1.2022, cdc.gov). Luthercare is offering regularly scheduled vaccine booster clinics for residents and team members.

Our Social Services teams regularly update responsible parties with individual communication regarding COVID-19 updates and restrictions. If you are a responsible party and have questions, please contact your loved one’s assigned social worker at the following phone numbers:

Luther Acres, 717.626.1171
St. John’s Herr Estate, 717.684.0678
Spang Crest, 717.274.1495

Please view visitation and closure information below.


Visitation Updates

We continue to remain vigilant in monitoring for COVID-19 and adjust our visitation policies when warranted. This visitation section will be updated often, so please check when considering visiting a resident.

If you are sick or think you might have COVID-19, stay home except to get medical care. Help protect other people in your home and community – and our residents.

Masks and screenings are required when visiting Healthcare or Personal Care settings at all Luthercare campuses. 

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Our visitation guidelines (as of 3/9/2022) for our communities are:

Luther Acres: Visitation is open in the Healthcare Center for all residents, per guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). There is no limit on the frequency and length of visits for residents or the number of visitors. However, visitors must be screened at the Healthcare Center entrance, and all visits must be conducted in a manner that adheres to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention, including proper hand hygiene, wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and maintaining a physical distance. Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 transmission, the utmost precautions must be taken.

Visitation to Luther Acres Personal Care is open with no restrictions. We do ask that visitors continue to screen in and out, wear a mask, and refrain from visiting if you are sick.

Visitors to Independent Living residents do not need to stop at a screening location and no longer need to wear masks in apartments, cottages or residential common areas.

St. John’s Herr Estate: Visitation to Personal Care is open with no restrictions. We do ask that visitors continue to screen in and out, wear a mask, and refrain from visiting if you are sick.

Visitors to Independent Living residents do not need to stop at a screening location and no longer need to wear masks in apartments, cottages or residential common areas.

Spang Crest: Visitation is open for all residents at Spang Crest, per guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). There is no limit on the frequency and length of visits for residents or the number of visitors. However, visitors must be screened at the our screening kiosk, and all visits must be conducted in a manner that adheres to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention, including proper hand hygiene, wearing a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and maintaining a physical distance. Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 transmission, the utmost precautions must be taken.


COVID-19 Pandemic Video –
The Effect of the Pandemic on Luther Acres Campus, Residents & Staff

As we moved forward in our journey through the pandemic, we felt it was important to share what we faced during the outbreak at Luther Acres Healthcare Center, the impact it has had, and where we go from here.

This video is dedicated to our Luthercare residents who went above and beyond in supporting our team members during the pandemic, and to the residents who have passed during this time. And, to our frontline team, our healthcare heroes who have selflessly served our residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Team Member Vaccination Mandate

Luthercare requires all team members at its senior living communities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. As of September 15, 2021, we have achieved a 95-percent vaccination rate among our staff, with the rest receiving medical or religious exemptions. To read more about Luthercare’s decision to require the vaccine, click here.

Additionally, on September 14, 2021, Luthercare and seven other senior living communities in the Lancaster area shared their plan to support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all their employees. Click to read more.

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