TAKE ACTION BY MONDAY, MARCH 8th 4:30 p.m.
Employees who did not receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, and would like to be vaccinated, should contact Debbie Dallago, Residential Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8th to have their name entered onto a waiting list. ODP is trying to determine how best to distribute vaccines throughout the State. At this time the State is only requesting that we provide them with the number of employees who would like to be vaccinated. More information will be made available as it becomes available to us.
Debbie Dallago is also maintaining a waiting list for Prospectus Berco with Esterbrook Pharmacy so that in the event vaccines are made available we will be able to contact people. Employees and Program Participants may submit their name to put onto this list, however, there is no guarantee that they will definitely get the vaccine. Our recommendation is that if you are interested in receiving the vaccine, contact Debbie Dallago to have your name added to the waiting list while exploring other viable options to receive the vaccine. Your-Turn (pa.gov).
Remember, employees who complete the COVID-19 Vaccination process by the end of the month are eligible for a $250 thank you incentive. To receive your incentive, vaccination records must be shared with Kim Alarcon, Human Resources Administrator.
Please share this information with your co-workers,
COVID-19 Task Force
PROSPECTUS BERCO FEBRUARY TOWN HALL MEETING
Thank you for participating in our February Town Hall Meeting. In case you were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available.
There were several important links that we shared with employees at the February Town Hall Meeting. To assist employees, the links are available below:
- Employees who did not receiver the vaccine and would now like to be vaccinated to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, the State of Pennsylvania created Your Turn to help people register for the vaccine: on-line Or, call 877 PAHEALTH. Employees may also contact Debbie Dallago, Residential Administrator; she is maintaining a waiting list so that if and when vaccines are made available with Esterbrook Pharmacy she will be contacted. There is no guarantee that vaccines will be made available.
- Every employee who completes both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination by the end of March will receive a $250 Appreciation Gift. Employees who participated in the vaccination program and completed both doses will receive $250 incentive in their March 3rd paycheck.
- Please share COVID-19 Vaccination Record information with Kim Alarcon so she can enter it into your personnel file.
GO LIVE DATE MARCH 22, 2021
What Should Employees Do Before March 22, 2021?
- You will need to enter our company ID Number to set up an account.
Company ID Number: 127420
- Log-in and create an account. – https://use.vg/sAJ6J9n7zBbN
- Review your information to make sure that information is listed correctly: Social Security No., tax withholdings/deductions, benefit time, etc. …
- Complete the Employee Checklist for Success on the following page. Right click on the links to open and participate on the trainings.
Employee Checklist for Success
Ready to start using Paylocity? Get up and running with our Checklist for Success.
Not sure how to do something? Click the link for a short video or simple guide to complete each task.
|Download the Mobile App
|Download the Mobile App & Register for Self Service Portal
|Accessing Paychecks and Tax Forms
|Understanding Your Paycheck
|Add and Edit Direct Deposit Account
|Request Time Off
|Updating Demographic Information
|Punch In and Out on Mobile
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES – TEMPORARY VISITORS POLICY FOR COMMUNITY HOMES
ON SITE VISITS:
- PRE-SCREENING (NO MORE THEN ONE HOUR BEFORE THE VISIT)
- TEMPERATURE WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE ENTERING THE HOUSE
- WASH HANDS ONCE ENTERED AND PUT ON GLOVES
- NO MORE THEN 2 VISITORS AT ANYONE TIME
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) MUST BE WORN DURING THE ENTIRE VISIT
- KN95 OR N95, FACE SHIELD, GOWN AND GLOVES
- NO EATING OR DRINKING ON THE PREMISES
- IF POSSIBLE, VISITS SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN A DESIGNATED AREA AWAY FROM OTHERS, OUTSIDE WEATHER PERMITTING
- ANY TRAVEL OUT OF STATE WILL REQUIRE 14 DAY QUARANTINE WITH NO COVID-19 SYMPTOMS FOR THE PERSON OR THEIR TRAVELING COMPANIONS PRIOR TO RETURNING TO THE COMMUNITY HOME
PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
- MAY BE PURCHASED AT PROSPECTUS BERCO KUTZTOWN ROAD FACILITY FOR A COST OF $15.
COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRIES, SOUP KITCHENS & SHELTERS
Food supplied by Helping Harvest provides more than 1,300,000 meals annually at soup kitchens and shelters and an average of 23,000 individuals receive food monthly from the food pantries.
If you need food assistance please call Helping Harvest at 610-926-5802 to find the location of a food pantry in your community.
Food Pantry Sites
- Ashland Food Pantry – Ashland
- Christ’s Cupboard – Ashland
- Bethel Tulpehocken – Bethel
- New First Baptist Church of Birdsboro – Birdsboro
- St. John’s UCC – Birdsboro
- Fleetwood Area Food Pantry – Blandon
- Boyertown Multi-Service – Boyertown
- Boyertown Salvation Army – Boyertown
- Harvest Fellowship of Colebrookdale – Boyertown
- First Assembly of God – Cressona
- Hopewell Love in the Name of Christ – Douglassville
- Women of Zion Ministries – Douglassville
- Exeter Area Food Pantry – Exeter Twp
- The Real Church – Fleetwood
- New Hope Wesleyan Church – Frackville
- Girardville Area Food Pantry – Girardville
- Hamburg Salvation Army – Hamburg
- Hamburg SDA Church – Hamburg
- Northern Berks Food Pantry – Hamburg
- Friend, Inc. – Kutztown
- Friend, Inc./Kutztown University – Kutztown
- MANNA – Ministry of Grace E.C. Church – Kutztown
- Schuylkill Valley Pastors’ Association – Leesport
- Mahanoy Area Food Pantry – Mahanoy City
- Minersville Area Food Cupboard – Minersville
- St. Benedict’s RCC – Mohnton
- Twin Valley Food Pantry – Morgantown
- Muhlenberg Churches Food Pantry – Muhlenberg Twp
- Williams Valley Food Pantry – Muir
- Schuylkill Valley Food Pantry – New Philadelphia
- New Ringgold Area Food Pantry – New Ringgold
- Nuremberg Area Food Pantry – Nuremberg
- Oley Valley Food Pantry – Oley
- Pine Grove Area Food Pantry – Pine Grove
- Pottstown Salvation Army – Pottstown
- Port Carbon Food Pantry – Pottsville
- Pottsville Area Food Pantry – Pottsville
- Pottsville Salvation Army – Pottsville
- United Presbyterian Church – Pottsville
- BCC/ACT – Reading
- Berks Coalition to End Homelessness – Reading
- Berks Community Health Center – Reading
- Berks Encore – Reading
- Bethel AME Church – Reading
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown – Reading
- Christ Lutheran Church – Reading
- First Unitarian Universalist – Reading
- Holy Trinity Church of God – Reading
- Hope Lutheran Church – Reading
- Hub of Hope Pantry at Reading Moravian Church – Reading
- Incarnation Lutheran Church – Reading
- Jewish Family Services – Reading
- Kennedy House, Catholic Charities – Reading
- New Journey Community Outreach – Reading
- North 6th Street Church of God – Reading
- Oakbrook Housing – Reading
- Penn State Health St. Joseph – Reading
- Reading Hispanic SDA – Reading
- Reading Salvation Army – Reading
- Rehoboth Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Reading
- Spring Valley COG/Albright College – Reading
- St. James Chapel COG – Reading
- St. John’s Lutheran Church – Reading
- St John’s Missionary Baptist Church – Reading
- St. Joseph’s RCC – Reading
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Reading
- Trinity UCC – Reading
- Veterans Making a Difference – Reading
- Ringtown Valley Food Pantry – Ringtown
- Conrad Weiser Pantry – Robesonia
- Schuylkill Haven Area Food Pantry – Schuylkill Haven
- JW Cooper Community Center – Shenandoah
- Shenandoah Area Food Pantry – Shenandoah
- Grace Evangelical Lutheran – Shillington
- Shillington Church of Christ – Shillington
- Keystone Military Families – Shoemakersville
- St. Ignatius Loyola RCC – Sinking Spring
- Wilson Food Pantry – Sinking Spring
- Zion Blue Mountain UCC – Strausstown
- Tamaqua Area Food Pantry – Tamaqua
- Tamaqua Primitive Methodist Church -Tamaqua
- Hampden Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Temple
- Spring Valley Church of God – Temple
- Tremont Food Pantry – Tremont
- Tri Valley Food Pantry – Valley View
- Wilson Food Pantry – West Lawn
- Bethany Lutheran Church – West Reading
- Lifeline of Berks County – West Reading
- Berks Technical Institute – Wyomissing
February Town Hall Meeting
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON VACCINE
- QA about the COVID-19 Vaccine
- About Pfizer BioN-Tech Vaccine
- About the Moderna Vaccine
- FDA Issues Emergency Authorization for Pfizer Vaccine
- Pennsylvania Immunization and Vaccination Plan
How do mRNA vaccines work?
People make mRNA all the time. In our cells, DNA in the nucleus is used to make mRNA, which is sent to the cytoplasm where it serves as a blueprint to make proteins. Most of the time, the proteins that are produced are needed to help our bodies function.
mRNA vaccines take advantage of this process by introducing the mRNA for an important protein from the virus that the vaccine is trying to protect against. In the case of COVID-19, the important protein is the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mRNA that codes for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is taken up by cells called dendritic cells, which express the spike protein on the cell surface, travel to a local lymph node, and stimulate other cells of the immune system (B cells) to make antibodies. These antibodies protect us, so that if we are exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the future, our immune system is ready and we don’t get sick.
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