The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), at all times, is concerned for the ongoing welfare, safety, and health of our residents. To minimize the risk of our residents becoming infected with COVID-19, we continue to restrict all visits to PPH, until further notice. This decision was made in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and PPH Emergency Preparedness Plans.
COVID-19 is now spreading within Philadelphia County. To the best of our knowledge, none of our residents or staff members have contracted COVID-19.
The CDC has made several recommendations to reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. PPH is following those recommendations. These include strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing facemasks, gowns, and gloves when interacting with residents who are ill. In addition, PPH is following guidance from our local and state health departments. For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
Please watch the below video of Rep. Jared Solomon interviewing our President & CEO, Anthony Manzo regarding preparations and community life during the COVID-19 epidemic.