Important Information Regarding Pinecrest Manor

January 22, 2021

We continue to work together to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our residents and staff. We know that you are concerned about COVID-19 and how it may impact your loved ones at Penn Highlands Pinecrest Manor.

We have 1 active confirmed COVID-19 resident cases. Our cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is 20 confirmed resident COVID-19 cases. We have 0 residents experiencing respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period.

We have 6 active confirmed COVID-19 staff members. Our cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is 40 confirmed staff COVID-19 cases. We currently have 0 staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period.

If resident(s) test positive, we will notify resident(s) and their representative(s) of their condition and implement safety protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.

We continue to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19 such as enhanced infection control precautions, screening residents, staff and essential personnel for symptoms, restricting visitation, postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions. As ever, keeping our residents and staff safe is our number one priority.

To receive this information in the form of a recorded message, please dial 814-788-8606 or via this webpage. This message will be updated when there are changes or new information. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information. In this case, we will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting or on social media. In person visitation except for compassionate care is restricted at this time. Please contact Jessica Sidelinger, PH Pinecrest Manor Activity Director, at 814-788-8492 to schedule a video chat.

Penn Highlands Pinecrest Notices and Restrictions

For the safety of our residents, visitors, and staff, PH Elk Pinecrest Manor has implemented the following restrictions and/or closures:

  • Penn Highlands Elk Pinecrest Manor are restricting all visitors as per the requirements set forth by the CDC and DOH.
  • All necessary vendors must self-screen prior to entering the facility.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Resources

If you have traveled out of the USA, or to an area within the USA that is currently affected by COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19, or have these symptoms: Fever, Cough, Trouble Breathing.


1. Call your Primary Care Physician
2. Utilize MyQCareNow for virtual visits with one of our providers. You may CLICK HERE, to go to MyQCareNow.

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for Penn Highlands Healthcare Coronavirus latest updates and FAQs.