Employees test positive for COVID-19 at Parsons Presbyterian Manor
An essential health care worker and a non-direct resident care employee at Parsons Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
The essential health care worker who last worked Wednesday, January 5, and the non-direct resident care employee who last worked Thursday, January 6. Both employees passed pre-shift screenings and wore personal protective equipment as required.
We have notified the Labette County Health Department. Contact tracing is underway and we will follow health department guidance on testing and monitoring any at-risk residents and employees. Direct care employees have been and will continue taking additional precautions, including wearing N95 masks. Employee surveillance testing will continue in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
We will follow the PMMA Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) policy and KDHE and CDC guidance in determining when employees may return to work and restrictions upon returning to work.
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.