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Manor of the Plains reports negative COVID-19 test results

Once again, Manor of the Plains has good news following mass testing at the community August 12 after an employee tested positive for the virus August 6. The community tested 132 residents and employees, and all tests were negative.

At this time, the Ford County Health Department does not recommend additional testing for the campus. The community will be able to resume its reopening process again in the coming days as recommended by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

“We are excited to move forward, but we will continue to do so with caution,” said John Van Hook, Manor of the Plains executive director. “We know only too well that one positive case can stop us in our tracks. We so appreciate the patience of our residents and their families during this difficult time.”

The community will continue with the preventive measures 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 and monitoring residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. 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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