Parsons PMMA reports no new cases following additional testing for COVID-19
Parsons Presbyterian Manor has received good news after another round of testing for COVID-19 at the community. No new positive cases have been identified among staff or residents.
“Now that this round of testing is complete, we’ll continue to keep our focus on resident and employee safety,” said Jeanne Gerstenkorn, PMMA’s infection preventionist and vice president for health and wellness.
Because positive cases still exist in the building, we will continue weekly mass testing at the direction of the Labette County Health Department and KDHE.
The residents and employees who previously tested positive for the virus will remain in isolation until cleared to come out of isolation by the Health Department. Per CDC guidelines, residents and employees may come out of isolation once they have been symptom free for 72 hours without the aid of a fever reducer and demonstrate improvement in respiratory symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
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.
All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an employee should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
For more information about Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.