Employees, residents test positive for COVID-19 at WPMMA 1/22
Six new cases of COVID-19 were detected at Wichita Presbyterian Manor this week.
Two memory care residents tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are isolated and will be cared for by designated team members following PMMA’s Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, KDHE and CDC protocols for infection control and prevention and physician’s orders.
In addition, two non-direct resident care employees and two essential health care employees tested positive for COVID-19 during surveillance testing. The employees last worked various days between January 21 and January 25, passing pre-shift screening and wearing personal protective equipment as required.
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 31, with 22 employees, one contractor, and eight residents.
Wichita Presbyterian Manor will follow the PMMA® 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.