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Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Parsons Presbyterian Manor

An essential health care worker at Parsons Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

The employee last worked Thursday, December 2, passing pre-shift screening and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. The employee requested a COVID-19 test at the end of shift, and the result was positive.

We have notified the Labette County Health Department and will follow any additional guidance they provide for any at-risk residents or staff who were in contact with the COVID-positive employee. Employee surveillance testing continues in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements based on the positivity rate in Labette County.

Residents will be monitored for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and COVID-19 on every shift.

Staff members and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated.  

Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA strongly encourages our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones.

For more information about Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.

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