JUNE 24, 2020

We rejoice in the next phase of our COVID-19 journey as our governor has given Lancaster County the green light. There are many questions about what life will look like after Friday. Going green does not mean that life will return to the way it was before COVID-19. It will be different — not better, not worse — but something different than how things were before.

It will take some time and multiple memos to communicate the many upcoming changes to you. We will try to communicate in a clear and organized manner. Our team remains available to answer any questions you may have.

On Friday, 6/26/20:

  • The barriers will be removed from all entrances except those in front of the Long Building.
  • Mail and packages will be delivered directly to cottages only.
  • No buildings are open to visitors. However, Residential Living residents may visit with friends and family outdoors. Personal Care and Skilled Care residents may only visit with friends and family through the glass in the atrium.
  • You must continue wearing a face mask, washing or sanitizing your hands frequently and maintaining at least a 6 ft. distance from others.


  • July 6 – Opening of Clips and Curls on Main. Modifications are currently being made to Clips and Curls so that it can be opened safely. Guidance on the new procedures will be forthcoming. Appointments will be by reservation only.
  • July 13 – In-person Wellness Programs. Programs will be limited to no more than 10 people and will require preregistration. Additional information and guidelines will be forthcoming.
  • July 13 – On-campus Residential Living Activities. Events will be limited to no more than 10 people and will require preregistration. Additional information and guidelines will be forthcomng.
  • Residential Living Dining – We are working on how to provide an extraordinary dining experience. Additional information and guidelines will be forthcoming.

I want to share with you again a quote from Martin Luther regarding the plague of the 1600’s:

“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does not tempt God.”

Join with me as, together, we seek to live our lives independently while at the same time protecting those who are most vulnerable.