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Positive COVID-19 tests from Presbyterian Manor Resident

A health care resident at Salina Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

The resident received a rapid point-of-care (POC) test after exhibiting signs or symptoms consistent with the virus. The resident is in isolation and being cared for by designated team members who are following KDHE and CDC guidelines for infection control and prevention and physician’s orders.

The Saline 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.

Employee surveillance testing will continue in compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for testing based on county COVID-19 transmission rates.

The community will follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for when the resident may end isolation. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic residents may end isolation 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.

Salina Presbyterian Manor encourages all staff members and residents to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated.  We have been screening employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before employees have any direct contact with residents.  We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.

Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA continues to strongly encourage our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones.

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

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