Good Shepherd & Welty Home Curtail Visitation to Better Protect Residents

Good Shepherd & Welty Home Curtail Visitation to Better Protect Residents

We look forward to welcoming visitors at Good Shepherd and Welty Home again once it is safe to do so. Visitation starting up again is dependent on several factors.

If the facility should experience an active outbreak, which by definition is one resident or one staff member testing positive for COVID-19, we enter into “Phase Red” of the nursing home re-opening plan approved by Governor Justice, and we must close to visitors. During Phase Red, the facility remains in an “outbreak” status until there are no new positive cases for 14 consecutive days.

At that point we move to “Phase Orange” for 14 more consecutive days in which we are not allowed to have visitation. Once we move to “Phase Yellow” we can begin scheduling visits. Should we have a new positive case of COVID-19 at any point in time, we move back to Phase Red.

Another factor is the rate of positivity in Ohio County. If Ohio County remains in “Red” or “Orange,” we cannot have visitation. Once the county moves to “Yellow,” we are able to begin scheduling visits.

Thank you for being patient. This has been a difficult time for our residents and their families. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe. We look forward to seeing you again.

We will let families know as soon as we re-open visitation.