An Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Parsons 10/21
An essential health care worker at Parsons Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
The employee last worked Friday, October 8, passing pre-shift screening and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. The employee completed surveillance testing on Friday, and the results were negative. The employee began to experience signs and symptoms of COVID-19 over the weekend, and tested Monday as part of pre-shift screening.
All health care residents and staff were tested as a precaution and were negative.
The COVID-positive resident will be cared for in isolation by designated staff members who will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment infection prevention and control protocols until cleared to leave isolation.
We have notified the Labette County Health Department and will follow any additional guidance they provide. At this time, no change in visitation was recommended. Unvaccinated staff will be tested twice weekly according to 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.