Employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Parsons
A Parsons Presbyterian Manor health care resident tested positive for COVID-19 at a local hospital Friday, August 6.
The Labette County Health Department was notified. As a precaution, all health care residents were tested for the virus and placed in isolation pending further testing. One round of testing was conducted Friday, August 6. A second round of resident testing was conducted Monday, August 9. Both rounds were negative. In addition, staff were tested on Tuesday, August 10, and those results also were negative.
Parsons Presbyterian Manor will continue testing staff twice weekly for COVID-19 in compliance with the CMS testing requirement due to the high Labette County positivity rate.
We will continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and COVID-19 on every shift.
We encourage all staff members and residents to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We continue to screen employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before employees have any direct contact with residents. We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it should play an instrumental role in eventually moving toward resuming our normal operations. 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.