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Manor of the Plains reports good news about COVID-19 testing

Manor of the Plains received the results of campus-wide COVID-19 testing after an employee tested positive for the virus last week. All residents and employees tested July 28 were negative for COVID-19.

The community tested 144 residents and employees.

“Our team has worked very hard, and continues to work hard, to keep our residents health and safe,” said John Van Hook, Manor of the Plains executive director. “We feel fortunate to have all negative test results.”

The community’s medical director, Dr. Jeremy Presley, is working closely with the Ford County Health Department. Because all residents and employees tested negative, neither Dr. Presley nor the health department recommend additional testing for the campus. The community will be able to begin its reopening process again in the coming days as recommended by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

The community will continue with the preventive measures we have 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.  We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.

We will continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and other COVID-19 symptoms during each shift.

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

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