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Wichita Presbyterian Manor employee tests positive for COVID-19

Wichita Presbyterian Manor announces that a direct resident care employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Resident and employee safety remain our highest priority at this time,” said Courtney Wolfe, Wichita Presbyterian Manor executive director.

The employee has not been in the building since October 9, when the individual resigned their position and gave notice. Because they notified us on October 12 that a relative was experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the employee was told to quarantine and not report to work. While their official last day was today, the individual had not been in the building. Their test took place on October 14 and they received results today.

We continue regular surveillance testing of employees. Surveillance testing requires all employees, agency employees, volunteers, hospice, lab and therapy providers at our campus to be tested on a frequency determined by our county’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate. Based on our county positivity rate for COVID-19 tests, our campus is testing employees once a week.

The Sedgwick County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Epidemiology Hotline have been notified, along with all other required federal and state agencies. Since the employee has not been in the building since October 9, no further action is required.

All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an employee

For more information about Wichita Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.

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