Employees test positive for COVID-19 at Wichita Presbyterian Manor
Five employees at Wichita Presbyterian Manor have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three essential health care workers tested positive through the week. All were exposed outside of work and had last work dates from December 30 to January 5. Two employees are non-direct resident caregivers who last worked January 3 and January 7. All passed pre-shift screening and wore 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 new cases bring the total identified by the community since December 29 to eight with six employees 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.