Parsons Presbyterian Manor outbreak closed
Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s COVID-19 outbreak is closed, according to the Labette County Health Department. With no new cases identified at the community since August 16, two full incubation periods have passed with no new positive cases of COVID-19.
“The Parsons Presbyterian Manor team has worked very hard to keep our residents health and safe,” said Maegen Pegues, executive director. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of their hard work and dedication to our mission of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values.”
The community will continue with the preventive measures already in place for combatting COVID-19. These measures include wearing personal protective equipment as recommended by the CDC, employee screening as they arrive for work.
“We encourage all staff members to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated,” Pegeus said. “We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.”
Employees will continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and other COVID-19 symptoms during each shift.
Presbyterian Manor implemented a strict no visitor policy at the community and discontinued group activities and communal dining for the entire campus per guidelines released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CDC on March 13. With the outbreak cleared, the campus will begin working to implement its reopening plan again.
For more information about Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.