Flu and Coronavirus Precautions

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BREAKING NEWS – March 27: “Stay at Home” Order Issued for Lancaster County. Governor Wolf says, “stay home unless someone’s life depends on leaving!” Click the Headline for more information.


March 27 Video: Landis Communities Updates

President/CEO Larry Zook, along with Michelle Rassler and Evon Bergey share the latest information.  Please see the video link HERE.  The printed copy can be accessed by clicking on the image below. 

March 26 Video: Important Update from Landis Homes

Vice President of Operations/Executive Director of Landis Homes Michelle Rassler shares an important update from Landis Homes.  Please see the video at this link HERE. Printed information is found by clicking on the image below.

March 25 Video: Landis Communities Updates from all affiliates

The video for today contains updates from across the organization as well as a short introduction to our new magazine.  Please find the video HERE.  The printed information can be found by clicking on the image below.  


March 24 Video: Landis Homes Residential Living Information

Today Beth Trout interviews Jenny Sheckells and Michelle Rassler regarding information for Residential Living at Landis Homes.  The video of this interview is found HERE. Click on the image below for a printed version of the information.


March 23 Video: Personal Care Information from Welsh Mountain Home

This video contains a question and answer interview for persons connected to Welsh Mountain Home.  Vice President of Community Initiatives Evon Bergey shares helpful information regarding how the organization is working to keep residents and team members safe during this unprecedented time.  The video can be viewed HERE.  There is also a printed version of this communication.  You can find that by clicking HERE 



March 23 Video: Information and Updates from Larry Zook

President/CEO Larry Zook shares updates regarding a number of items from across Landis Communities and thanks people for their support and prayers.  You can see the video HERE and are able to read the comments by clicking on the image below.


March 22 Video: Landis Homes Updates and Reminders.

Michelle Rassler shares reminders for residents and others as well as ways to not be scammed during these times of uncertainty.  In addition to watching the video HERE, you can read the information by clicking on the image below.


March 20 Video: Updates from Landis Homes Residential Living and Across Landis Communities

There are important changes to live in Residential Living at Landis Homes today.  Please see the video HERE containing important information.  In addition to what is covered in the video, clicking on the image below will take you to a written version as well as a list of free online resources that are helpful if you are seeking activities to do while indoors.  We are grateful to Pathways Institute for pulling this together. 


March 19 Video: Updates from Across Landis Communities

Beth Trout interviews President/CEO Larry Zook as he shares information from across the organization as well as deep thanks to all who are providing care and supporting us behind the scenes. You can see the video HERE.  A printed version of today’s information can be found by clicking on the image below.




March 18 Video: Questions and Answers Relating to Personal Care and Healthcare at Landis Homes

Michelle Rassler interviews the directors of Personal Care and Healthcare at Landis Homes, giving insight to questions and new information. You can click HERE to see the video. A printed version with additional information can also be found by clicking on the image below

March 17 Video with focus on Residential Living

The video for Tuesday, March 17 is of Beth Trout interviewing Jenny Sheckells and Michelle Rassler.  It focuses on questions from the Residential Living part of campus.  You can see the video HERE. In addition, there is a printed piece.  Click the image to see the complete letter.




March 16 Update to Traffic Patterns at Landis Communities and Landis Homes

Today’s video update shows the new patterns for those who are essential to Landis Homes and other parts of Landis Communities.  Please watch for information about how to enter and leave campus.  HERE

In addition, there is a Q&A relating to the newest developments. Please click the image to learn more.

Coronavirus LC QandA March 16

March 15 Update from Landis Homes – IMPORTANT UPDATES


All of us at Landis Communities are working to keep residents, clients and team members safe during these uncertain times. Please see the latest information from Landis Homes HERE. In addition, there is a video highlighting the most recent changes to our protocols for Landis Homes and other parts of Landis Communities located on East Oregon Road. It can be found HERE.


March 13 Video Panel from Landis Homes

Please follow the link below to see a conversation with President/CEO Larry Zook, VP of Operations/Executive Director of Landis Homes Michelle Rassler and Landis Homes Board Chair Dr. Dan Mast.  This was recorded on the morning of March 13.  https://vimeo.com/397449150

March 11, 2020

Critical Campus Information for Landis Homes and Landis Communities Offices

Additional safety measures are being put in place today to limit the spread of flu and to prevent COVID-19. We understand that these changes may cause disruption to your daily life. Please know that these hard decisions are being made for the health and safety of all Landis Homes residents and team members.
A team from Landis Communities continues to monitor directions from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other Federal and State entities who guide our work. Based on their recommendations, we are limiting those who can visit Personal Care and Health Care areas of Landis Homes. This means, except for certain situations, such as end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care, visits will not be possible (CMS). Please click HERE for more information. For information on other parts of Landis Communities, please visit their Web sites and social media outlets.

March 6, 2020

Extended flu season means we are protecting staff and residents from flu in addition to being proactive about potential future issues with COVID-19

All the entities of Landis Communities are committed to being proactive as we protect residents, clients and team members during this extended flu season as well with Pennsylvania’s first presumed cases of COVID-19.  With this in mind, We are announcing the following requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  As the situation changes, we will share additional information.

Do not visit any residential accommodations if any of the following apply to you.

  1. Presence of any flu symptoms including fever, sore throat, body aches, chills, cough,
  2. International travel within the last 14 days to restricted countries. For updated information on restricted countries visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
  3. Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, and sore throat.
  4. Has had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19

For more information, please use the following reputable sources.