Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor detects one new case of COVID-19
One new case of COVID-19 was detected at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor this week.
An essential health care worker tested positive for COVID-19 December 21. The employee last worked Monday, December 20, passing pre-shift screening and wearing personal protective equipment as required. As part of pre-shift screening the employee, received a rapid point-of-care test due to an exposure outside of work, and was negative.
The Cowley County Health Department has been notified and the community will follow their direction.
Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor follows CDC and KDHE guidelines for when an employee may return to work. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic individuals may return to work when at least 72 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and their symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive employees and contractors will quarantine for at least 10 days. Upon their return to work, we will follow CDC recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.
PMMA continues to strongly encourage all staff, residents and their families to receive the vaccine. Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large.
All team members and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an individual should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
For more information about Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.