Parsons Presbyterian Manor shares COVID-19 update 2/18/22
Three employees and four residents at Parsons Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
One resident tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting signs or symptoms of the virus. As a precaution, other residents in assisted living and health care were tested for COVID-19. Three additional residents were identified as positive for the virus.
The residents are in COVID-19 isolation and where they are being cared for by designated team members who are following the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for infection control and prevention and physician’s orders.
One essential health care worker and two non-direct resident care employees also tested positive for COVID-19. The essential health care worker last worked February 13, and the non-direct resident care employees last worked February 14 and February 16. All three passed pre-shift screening and wore personal protective equipment as required during their last shifts worked.
Parsons Presbyterian Manor has notified the Labette County Health Department. Employee surveillance testing will continue in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. The community has now identified 7 new cases at our community – three employees and four residents.
The senior living community 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 and tested as needed. Visitation continues with screening and precautions outlined by CMS.
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.