April 23, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We are proud to note that our COVID-19 vaccination rate is among the best for health facilities in our area and continue to encourage vaccinations by the general population in a quest for overall herd immunity, which experts place at 70-to-80 percent of the United States population.

At Elan Gardens, we have 90% of our facility vaccinated.

Regarding our visitation policy, we are monitoring the county’s positivity rates and, in the event of any new positive results, modified visitation restrictions will be implemented and there will be immediate notifications of changes to visitation schedules. Guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be followed.

We encourage all to remain diligent and, in addition to getting vaccinated, make sure to wear a mask, practice surface and hand hygiene, and use social distancing.

For information about vaccination information, please check the CDC’s fact sheet.


Our Facility’s Resident Impact (May 15, 2020, through April 22, 2021):

Number of cases  
0 ADMISSIONS: Residents admitted or readmitted who were previously hospitalized and treated for COVID-19
0 CONFIRMED: Residents with new laboratory positive COVID-19
0 SUSPECTED: Residents with new suspected COVID-19
0 TOTAL DEATHS: Residents who died in the facility or another location
0 COVID-19 DEATHS: Residents with suspected or laboratory positive COVID-19 who died in the facility or another location.


Family members impacted by the virus will be contacted and provided with results/updates.

Thank you again for entrusting us with the care of your loved ones. If you have any questions, we are always available for you.


Mia Jacobs, Executive Director

Visit us:
1101 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18510

Call us:
(570) 344-6177