Outbreak Response Plan

The Pines at Whiting has established procedures to monitor the presence of infectious disease and implement Outbreak Prevention, Investigation and Response Policies and Procedures for Assisted Living (Georgetown Commons) and Skilled Nursing Care (Hamilton Place). These Policies and Procedures form the facilities Outbreak Response Plan. You may read and download our Outbreak Response Plan here.

For questions please contact Eric Ghaul or Pat Polchak at (877) 302-5303


UPDATE SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Covid-19 Visitation Update for Hamilton Place and Georgetown Commons

We are very happy to be able to open up to in-door scheduled visitation once again effective 9/23/21.  All testing has been negative for both staff and residents.

Our Covid -19 Pfizer booster is scheduled for residents on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  We will be e-mailing authorization forms where we can in order to expedite the return of the form before 9/30/21.  Please contact us if you do not receive one by Monday, September 27, 2021.  Residents who are able to sign on their own will do so.  If you will decline the vaccine, please return the for completed with “decline” written on it.

Flu vaccines will be administered mid October.

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

Covid-19 Update

The following Positive Covid results have been identified;

Hamilton Place: Residents- 1 Staff- 0

Georgetown Commons: Residents- 0 Staff- 0

Risk for exposure for Residents in Hamilton Place Skilled Nursing is “Low” and Georgetown Commons Assisted Living is “no identifiable risk”

All residents were tested today, Wednesday for the first round of testing.  This positive result requires that we close to indoor visits for at least 14 days with no further positive test results. Additional testing of all staff began today and will be completed by Friday 9/10/21.  A second round of testing will be required.  Outdoor visitations may resume for Georgetown and Hamilton upon completion of this first round pending results on Friday.  Masks will be highly recommended and social distancing will be required.

Our positive results are “breakthrough” results and so we ask that you remain extremely cautious with your visits to prevent exposing our vulnerable residents.

Please feel free to reach out to Patricia Polchak, Healthcare Administrator at any time via email (ppolchak@thepinesatwhiting.org) or telephone (732-849-2036).  Written updates and mandatory written communication is updated regularly on our website at thepinesatwhiting.org.

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

The following positive Covid updates have been identified:

Hamilton Place: Residents – 0 Staff – 1

Georgetown Commons: Residents – 0 Staff – 0

Risk for exposure for Residents in both Hamilton and Georgetown is “no identifiable risk”.

All employees and residents were tested at the time of suspicion of the Covid positive.  Additional testing of all staff and residents will occur beginning Wednesday.  The first round of testing was all negative results.  If the second round of testing is negative, visitation for residents may resume according to the NJ Department of Health.

Please feel free to reach out to Patricia Polchak, Healthcare Administrator at any time via email (ppolchak@thepinesatwhiting.org) or telephone (732-849-2036).  Written updates and mandatory written communication is updated regularly on our website at thepinesatwhiting.org.

UPDATE AUGUST 31, 2021

We have recently learned that a resident in independent living has tested positive for COVID-19.  This person is under quarantine in accordance with the procedures and protocols established by the CDC and the Ocean County Department of Health.

We have performed COVID-19 tests for residents determined to be in close contact with the person.  All other tests were negative.

As a reminder, if you believe you were exposed to anyone who tested positive for COVID-19, please report it to the front desk.  You should be tested for precautionary reasons, regardless of vaccination status.

The number of positive cases of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has continued to rise in New Jersey. We ask that all residents wear masks in common areas and avoid large gatherings (particularly when outside of The Pines) regardless of vaccination status.  We have additional masks at the front desk.

We have started to make plans to provide a COVID-19 booster clinic at The Pines.  We have reached out to Walgreens to work with them again on providing this service. 

We understand that this situation is constantly evolving and is generating ongoing questions from residents and their loved ones.  We welcome the opportunity to work together to address these questions as they arise.  Please feel free to reach out to Lisa Panco or Eric Ghaul if you have questions.



Schedule a tour or call us at (877) 302‑5303 today to learn more about The Pines

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