The health and well-being of our patients, residents and team members is our number one priority. Despite many of the counties in which we operate beginning to re-open, per the Departments of Health, Concordia is still operating under a no visitation policy, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. However, those wishing to see their loved ones can schedule time with them at one of our safe visitation areas. Please call your loved one's facility for more information. For information regarding Concordia’s coronavirus precautions and cases, please click here. We have also began publishing regular video devotions from our Chaplains. To take a look, click here to visit our Mission & Ministry page.

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

6/5/2020 - 3:30 p.m. EDT 

Please note: Only Concordia locations that currently have, or at one time had, positive cases of COVID-19 are listed on this page. If you do not see the Concordia location you are interested in here, then that location has remained free of COVID-19.

Concordia at the Orchard currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 5-4)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia at the Orchard resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has cleared protocol and is no longer considered an active case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Staff members and residents test positive for COVID-19 at Concordia Village of Tampa (Updated 6-3)

This statement is to alert the public that we have 11 residents and 10 staff members who are currently positive for COVID-19. The staff members are in self-isolation and the residents are receiving treatment in a local hospital. We are actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are working with our local and state health departments.

We have investigated the employees’ and residents' footprints at the facility to determine who they came in contact with, and have notified our residents, their families and other employees. We will be following CDC and FL Department of Health guidelines regarding when the infected staff members will be allowed to return to work.

Since mid-March, Concordia leadership has been meeting regularly to assess the virus’ progression in the region, make operational adjustments and plan for this expected incident. Out of an abundance of caution, visitation was suspended at Concordia Village of Tampa starting in mid-March, and we are screening residents' temperature multiple times per day, monitoring all residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and continuing to screen staff members' temperature at the beginning and end of their shift. All staff are currently wearing face masks. Additional personal protective equipment is also being used when appropriate.

At this time, we ask for your continued prayers for all of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family – our patients, residents and staff – as we work to minimize the spread of this virus.

One staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Concordia at Sumner in Copley, OH (Updated 5-7)

This statement is to alert the public that on May 6 we learned that one of our staff members at Concordia at Sumner, a Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Copley, OH, tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is currently quarantined at home. He/she last worked on Saturday, May 2 and had not exhibited any symptoms at the time. We are actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are working with our local and state health departments.

We have investigated the employee's footprint at the facility to determine who he/she came in contact with, and have notified our residents, their families and other employees. We will be following CDC and OH Department of Health guidelines regarding when the staff member will be allowed to return to work.

Additionally, the Ohio Department of Health has stated on its website that a resident tested positive at Concordia at Sumner. To clarify the situation, the resident was discharged from our care on March 29, experienced symptoms at home sometime later, was tested April 12 and confirmed positive April 19. We received notification on April 22 that this positive case would be linked to our facility, and alerted families on April 23.

Since mid-March, Concordia leadership has been meeting daily to assess the virus’ progression in the region, make operational adjustments and plan for this expected incident. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending all visitation to Concordia at Sumner (as has been the case since Friday, March 13), screening residents' temperature multiple times per day, monitoring all residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and continuing to screen staff members' temperature at the beginning of their shift. All staff are currently wearing face masks. Additional personal protective equipment is also being used when appropriate.

We understand that connecting with family members is important. We will continue to provide connection with your loved one via telephone, email, text or video chat.

At this time, we ask for your continued prayers for all of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family – our patients, residents and staff – as we work to minimize the spread of this virus.

Concordia of Monroeville currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 4-29)

This statement is to alert the public that the one Concordia of Monroeville staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 on April 10 has cleared protocol and is no longer considered an active case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden, PA currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 4-30)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia at Villa St. Joseph COVID-19-positive resident we informed you about on April 28 has since tested negative on two separate occasions, and we no longer consider the person to be an active positive case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Please continue reading for updates from our other locations, all of which have no positive COVID-19 cases at this time.

Per recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the PA, OH and FL Departments of Health, we are temporarily changing our visitation policies:

PA facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at all of its locations in PA, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering a building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation. Concordia Adult Day Service centers are temporarily closed.

FL facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at the entire Concordia Village of Tampa campus, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering the building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation.

OH facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at the entire Concordia at Sumner campus, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering the building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation.

Concordia has been synonymous with high quality care for nearly 140 years, and our commitment to those we serve remains unwaveringly high in the current landscape. We sincerely appreciate the concerns of our community and we continue to ask for your prayers. To read the current CDC guidelines and updates, please click here to visit the CDC website.