Lancaster County has a cleaning company to keep long-term care facilities disinfected


Manor Township, Pa (WHTM) – Long-term care facilities have been a focal point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Lancaster County has an extra step to keep those facilitates cleaned.

The county has contracted with Environmental Hazards Control Associates to professionally clean long-term care facilities such as senior living facilities and nursing homes.

On Thursday E.H.C. was at Brereton Manor to disinfect the assisted living facility, which has had zero cases of COVID-19.

“It’s very important to our residents to have a safe environment,” Cynthia Gurtizen, the director of nursing at the facility, said.

Operations manager for E.H.C., Dan Kylor said they have a four step cleaning process.

“It’s fogging, wiping, and then concentration on touch points,” he told ABC 27 News.

As of Thursday Brereton Manor is one of about 10 facilities that has taken advantage of the service which is paid for with money Lancaster County got from the Cares Act.

Guritzen said it’s a good way to protect those the facility cares for.

“You think of these people as your family,” she added. “We are very close to our residents, each and every person is important in our facility. We worry about them constantly.”

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