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Manor of the Plains employees all negative for COVID-19 in latest round of surveillance testing

Manor of the Plains announces that no employees tested positive for the COVID-19 during the most recent round of surveillance testing, which took place on Wednesday, October 14.

Our last employee positive test was October 7.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated surveillance testing of our staff. Surveillance testing requires all employees, agency employees, volunteers, hospice, lab and therapy providers at our campus to be tested on a frequency determined by our county’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate. Based on our county positivity rate for COVID-19 tests, our campus is testing staff twice a week.

This brings our cumulative 7-day total to zero.

“This is great news,” said John Van Hook, executive director of Manor of the Plains.

Employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all employees that an employee should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or is not feeling well.

For more information about Manor of the Plains’ response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website,

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