Wichita Presbyterian Manor shares weekly COVID update 2/11/22
Three new cases of COVID-19 were detected at Wichita Presbyterian Manor this week.
Two residents in assisted living and memory care tested positive for COVID-19 in testing on Monday, February 7. 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 also tested positive for COVID-19 after reporting signs or symptoms consistent with the virus. The resident has been in self-isolation, and will continue to self-isolate until meeting the Sedgwick County Health Department guidelines for ending isolation.
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 43, with 25 employees, two contractors, and 16 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.