Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Philadelphia Protestant Home
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

November 2023

To our residents and their family and friends:

The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) has been following the latest guidelines and requirements related to COVID masking for healthcare settings. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID pandemic is no longer a global health emergency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Philadelphia Department of Health (PDH) has removed the requirement that healthcare workers where masks while treating residents.

Considering these recent developments, PPH has revised its COVID-related mask mandate policy as follows:

Revised Mask Mandate Policy effective May 17, 2023:

We appreciate your patience and support over the past three years during the pandemic.  PPH has always been committed to the health and well-being of all our residents, staff, and visitors. The revision of our Mask Mandate is a major change, and we are thrilled to return to some form of normalcy.


What we are doing to keep our community safe:


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

Please watch the below video that celebrates the heroes of our community.

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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