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State-Run Residential Facilities COVID-19 Data​

The Department of Human Services (DHS) operates 17 state-run residential facilities serving people with intellectual disabilities, psychiatric needs, and at-risk youth. As we face the COVID-19 public health crisis, the health and safety of staff and adults and youth served by these facilities are a constant priority.


Facility Admissions

To mitigate risk of COVID-19 spread in these facilities, DHS has instituted new admissions protocols for the duration of the public health crisis:

    • Individuals are required to be screened for COVID-19 and provide documentation of screening prior to admission to a state facility. Screenings should include taking the individual's temperature and discussing possible exposure to COVID-19 or related respiratory symptoms such as new or worsening cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.

    • A medical clearance attestation from a physician within 72 hours prior to the requested admission date must be provided for admission if the individual was screened with a negative result. If the screening raises risk of potential infection but the individual does not have a COVID-19 test result, the individual will not be admitted until at least seven (7) days pass since symptom onset, three (3) days without a fever, and improvement of other symptoms. 

    • If an individual has had close contact with someone suspected to have, or diagnosed with, COVID-19, the individual should quarantine for 14 days from the last time they had contact, and admission to a facility should not occur until after the 14-day quarantine is complete.

These measures are consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. DHS will continue to monitor the public health crisis closely and may issue further guidance and protocol shifts if necessary.


State-Run Facility Data

DHS is sharing data on cases of COVID-19 in state-run facilities among staff and individuals in care. This information will be updated on a daily basis. Data listed here is included in reporting by the Department of Health. For more information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

State Centers

Pennsylvania's state centers, which serve individuals with intellectual disabilities, are operated by DHS' Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). There are four state centers including Ebensburg Center in Cambria County, Polk Center in Venango County, Selinsgrove Center in Snyder County, and White Haven Center in Luzerne County.

State
Center
Current Census of Persons Receiving ServicesCurrent Positive Cases Among Persons Receiving ServicesCumulative Positive Cases Among Persons Receiving ServicesDeaths of Persons Receiving Services due to COVID-19Current Census of StaffCurrent Positive Cases Among StaffCumulative Positive Cases Among Staff
Ebensburg186
24
50
0695
52
91
Polk
183
5
10
0673
13
22
Selinsgrove
195
13
14
0746
35
51
White Haven97
28
31
Less than 5
359
38
53

NOTE:  Data is current, meaning that those who have recovered from COVID-19 will be removed from the count of positive cases.

State Hospitals

DHS' Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) operates Pennsylvania's state hospitals provide comprehensive psychiatric treatment and substance use disorder treatment services to people with mental illness. There are currently six state hospitals including Clarks Summit State Hospital in Lackawanna County, Danville State Hospital in Montour County, Norristown State Hospital in Montgomery County, Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County, Warren State Hospital in Warren County, and Wernersville State Hospital in Berks County. OMHSAS also operates the South Mountain Restoration Center, a state-run long-term care facility serving people with psychiatric needs.

State HospitalCurrent Census of ClientsCurrent Positive Cases Among ClientsCumulative Positive Cases Among ClientsDeaths of ClientsCurrent Census of StaffCurrent Positive Cases Among StaffCumulative Positive Cases Among Staff
Clarks Summit139
000369
0
Less than 5
Danville158
0
00376
7
8
Norristown304
15
116
10805
22
174
South Mountain RC124
Less than 5
16
Less than 5
250
9
29
Torrance273
13
18
0683
18
39
Warren131
Less than 5
Less than 5
0400
14
15
Wernersville257
40
66
Less than 5
58027
63

NOTE:  Data is current, meaning that those who have recovered from COVID-19 will be removed from the count of positive cases.


Juvenile Justice Services Facilities

DHS' Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) operates youth development centers and youth forestry camps that provide care and services at the request of juvenile parole offices and juvenile delinquency courts. Pennsylvania's youth development centers and youth forestry camps provide treatment, care, and custody services to Pennsylvania's most at-risk youth. The three youth development centers are South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit in Franklin County, North Central Secure Treatment Unit in Montour County, and Loysville Youth Development Center in Perry County. The commonwealth's two youth forestry camps are in Hickory Run State Park in Luzerne County (Youth Forestry Camp #2) and in Trough Creek State Park in Huntingdon County (Youth Forestry Camp #3).

On April 4, DHS temporarily halted admissions to these facilities to establish an intake unit for youth transferred to a YDC or YFC during the public health crisis. More information about this intake unit and YDC/YFC admissions is available here.

YDC/YFCCurrent Census of YouthCurrent Positive Cases Among YouthCumulative Positive Cases Among YouthDeaths of YouthCurrent Census of StaffCurrent Positive Cases Among StaffCumulative Positive Cases Among Staff
YFC #222
5
5
0


235
5
5
North Central STU (Boys)32
0000
Less than 5
North Central STU (Girls)29
000Less than 5
Less than 5
South Mountain STU27
000



301
​ ​
0
Less than 5
Loysville YDC51
0
10
00
15
YFC #323
0000
Less than 5

NOTE:  Data is current, meaning that those who have recovered from COVID-19 will be removed from the count of positive cases.

Updated: December 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.