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Parsons Presbyterian Manor reports COVID-19 update

A health care resident tested positive for COVID-19 and died at Parsons Presbyterian Manor last week.

Due to previously reported positive tests at the community, all health care residents exposed to the positive case were tested multiple times last week and today.  All other health care residents tested negative. Health care residents were tested again Friday, December 17, and again Monday, December 20. All tests were negative. Residents will remain in isolation through December 23 as a precaution.

“Every resident is family at Parsons Presbyterian Manor,” said Maegen Pegues, executive director. “Our team is saddened by this loss. I invite you to keep our team and the resident’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.”

Staff surveillance testing will continue at the community as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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.

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