Wichita Presbyterian Manor shares COVID update 2/4/22
Six new cases of COVID-19 were detected at Wichita Presbyterian Manor this week.
Four residents in assisted living and the Post-Acute to Home (PATH®) neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19 in testing on Monday, January 31. 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.
One independent living resident has reported a positive test for COVID-19. The resident has been in self-isolation, and will continue to self-isolate until meeting the Sedgwick County Health Department guidelines for ending isolation.
In addition, three non-direct resident care employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employees last worked Monday, January 24, and Sunday, January 30, 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 40, with 25 employees, two contractors, and 13 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.