Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At SpiriTrust Lutheran® we are committed to caring for the total well-being of those we serve and those that serve. We are closely monitoring ongoing developments related to the virus and want to assure you that we are taking all necessary precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of our residents, clients, participants, team members and volunteers.

Fuel the Spirit

We are grateful for your support and understanding during these challenging times and we realize many of you want to help. Our Fuel the Spirit campaign provides a variety of ways to support our caregivers and those they serve and those who support them.

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Information & Updates

Coronavirus Resource Guide

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Children – Answers to commonly asked questions related to children

Cloth Face Covers – Recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission

COVIDView Weekly Surveillance – Summarizes and interprets key indicators including information related to COVID-19 outpatient visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths, as well as laboratory data

Daily Life & Coping – Learn how to plan, prepare and cope with stress before and during a COVID-19 outbreak

Frequently Asked Questions – Answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus

How to Protect Yourself & Others – Information on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus

What to Do if You Are Sick – How to prevent the spread of COVID-19, if you are sick – includes a self-checker.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Program guidance and information about the CDC response to COVID-19. This includes clinical & technical guidance, billing & coding guidance, survey & certification guidance, coverage guidance, provider enrollment guidance, Medicaid & CHIP guidance, marketplace plan guidance, open payments guidance and partner resources.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

How to Handle Coronavirus – Tools for students, parents, financial stress and healthcare workers on how to improve your mental health during coronavirus.

Domestic Abuse Hotline

Resources and help can be found by texting LOVEIS to 22522, calling 800.799.7233, or via the live chat service.

Employee Assistance Program

WellSpan EAP – The SpiriTrust Lutheran® Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides team members, spouses and dependent family members with three free confidential assessments per calendar year, per issue. Visit the WellSpan EAP website for free on-line resources, health and wellness information and a provider listing.

Internal Revenue Service

Economic Impact Payments –What you need to know about the distribution of economic impact payments.

Tax Deadline Change – The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800.273.8255 or chat with someone online for free and confidential.

Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak – Regular updates on how to cope with the coronavirus outbreak and provides a list of resources.

PA Department of Health

Fact Sheets

At-Risk Individuals

Coronavirus

Homemade Face Mask

Testing

Food Distribution for School Communities – Lists school websites by county for details on free lunch programs.

Open Child Care Centers – List of open child care centers throughout the Commonwealth.

Overview of Confirmed Cases – A daily update of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.

Services for Individuals – Guidance on unemployment compensation, financial help, food assistance, driver services and state correctional institution visitation.

Stay at Home Order – Explains allowable activities and travel, exemptions, additional guidance and social distancing, plus an FAQ.

Symptoms & Testing – Lists symptoms of coronavirus along with a link to the CDC online tool to help determine when to seek medical care and the CDC coronavirus self-checker.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 – Tips and resources, including links to KidsPeace and PBS Kids.

Travel – Information on things to consider before traveling, protections to take, if you must travel, and what you must do if you travel throughout the U.S. or abroad.

Universal Masking – Explains why and when needed and how to make one.

Pinnacle Health

Coronavirus Information – Updates on coronavirus including FAQs and how to get help.

WellSpan Health

Coronavirus FAQ – Answers to FAQs regarding how it is responding to COVID-19 and what services it is providing during this time.

Maintaining Good Mental Health – Tips and resources on how to stay calm during a pandemic.

Coronavirus Resources for Employers – Information and guidelines for proactive, preventive self-measures and other care measures.

What To Do If You Get COVID-19 – Information on how to get medical care, self-isolation and limiting the spread of COVID-19.