September 10, 2021, Letter to Friends and Families

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with our masking and social distancing protocols for our facility. Our utmost priority is to protect the residents and staff and their families.

We are monitoring the Delta variant of COVID-19 and take into account all concerns. We are following guidance from (CDC), Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance with relation to its impact on our residents and visitors.

Full vaccinations are at the forefront of safety for staff and residents. We encourage all, including family members and volunteers, to become vaccinated. Find vaccines near you: For information about vaccinations, please check the CDC’s fact sheet.

95% of staff and 100% of residents at Elan Gardens are vaccinated.

Learn more about vaccine facts vs. myths with a downloadable PDF, blog and video blog, which are linked from our website’s COVID-19 page.

The CDC updated its guidance on how to protect yourself and others who are fully vaccinated. Read the CDC recommendations.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (May 15, 2020, through September 9, 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.

As always, we appreciate that you entrust us with the care of your loved ones. We take very seriously our responsibility for your loved one’s safety and well-being. If you have any questions, we are always available for you. Thank you again.


Mia Jacobs, Executive Director

Visit us:
1101 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18510

Call us:
(570) 344-6177