Today, Governor Tom Wolf added Lancaster County to the list of counties with a Stay At Home Order. Two of our communities – Luther Acres and St. John’s Herr Estate – are located in Lancaster County, PA.
This means that effective at 8 p.m. tonight, residents at Luther Acres and St. John’s Herr Estate may leave their residence only to perform allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. Those activities include obtaining medicine and medical supplies, visiting a healthcare professional, or getting necessary supplies such as grocery items. Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, is permitted. However, please remember that social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at all times. The Coronavirus is highly transmittable, so in order to stop the transmission of the virus, individuals must have little to no contact with others.
Under this order, essential Luthercare team members are still permitted to report to work to care for our residents.
Residents on campus may continue to order meals, snacks and groceries items from our dining team for delivery or take out. Visitors continue to be restricted to all campuses, and we have posted signs at entrances to remind the public not to visit or use the communities for recreation.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and the Pennsylvania Department of Health at https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and memory support personal care community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates four PA Keystone Stars-accredited child care and early learning centers in Lancaster, Marietta, Reamstown and Annville. Luthercare, a pioneer in Child Care Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program, which aids home-based child care providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.