WPMMA employees, contractor test positive for COVID-19 1/22
Two employees and a direct care contractor at Wichita Presbyterian Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two non-direct resident care employees and one contract essential health care worker tested positive through the week. Last work dates ranged from January 4 to January 11. All passed pre-shift screening and wore personal protective equipment as required on their last shifts worked.
The Sedgwick County Health Department has been notified, and we will follow their guidance. Visitation continues with infection control precautions and social distancing requirements per new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. These cases bring our total since December 29 to 11, with eight employees, one contractor and two independent living residents.
Wichita Presbyterian Manor will follow the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy and CDC and KDHE guidelines for when the employee may return to work and recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.
PMMA strongly encourages residents’ 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.
For more information about Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.