Mennonite Home Visitation Guide

We are excited that the visitation guidance for nursing homes has been updated to include visits for all residents at all times! In addition, there are no limits on the frequency and length of visitation or the number of visitors. Visitors may visit their loved ones without scheduling the visit. While this change streamlines the visitation process for family and friends, the following visitation guidelines remain in place to support the safety and well-being of residents, visitors, and staff members:

  • Physical distancing from other residents, visitors, and staff members
  • Hand hygiene
  • Surgical masks to be worn for the duration of the visit
  • Screening upon entry
    • Hand hygiene
    • Temperature check
    • Completion of visitor form by each visitor and for each visit
    • Sign in/out – required for each visitor
  • Only visit in designated visitation areas (see below)


Visitors should choose a designated visitation area that is available during their visit. (A listing of designated visitation areas may be obtained from the Volunteer Greeter or Receptionist.) Visitation areas are:

Private or Modified Private room – Visitation should occur in the resident’s room or outside on the porch (weather-permitting)

SEMI Private room (with a roommate) – Visitation should occur in one of the designated visitation areas:

  • Household parlor
  • Lobby outside of the household
  • One of the visitation areas in the Main Street Café
  • Outside on the porch (weather-permitting)

Volunteers and/or the receptionists will continue to greet you upon arrival and help with the screening and sign-in/out process.

For questions, concerns, or special requests, please contact Marcia Hirneisen, 717-390-4131.

Visitor Testing & Vaccination

MHC recommends that visitors obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 2-3 days of their scheduled visit. MHC strongly urges all visitors to up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination.