Two Manor of the Plains residents test positive for COVID-19
Two residents at Manor of the Plains tested positive for COVID-19 July 22. These are the first two cases identified at the community since a non-direct resident care employee tested positive in April.
The residents were placed in the COVID-19 isolation area to be cared for by designated staff members. The residents will receive standard COVID-19 tests to confirm the diagnosis.
The Ford County Health Department has been notified and we will follow their guidance for testing and quarantining residents and staff. Indoor visitation for assisted living and the health care center has been temporarily suspended until outbreak testing is complete.
We follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for when residents can end COVID-19 isolation. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic residents may end isolation when at least 72 hours have passed since resolution of their fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and their symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. If asymptomatic, residents will quarantine for at least 10 days.
PMMA continues to strongly encourage our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones. Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large.
Employees and residents 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, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.