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Clay Center Presbyterian Manor Shares COVID-19 testing results

After nearly two weeks without a new case of COVID-19 at the senior living campus, one Clay Center Presbyterian Manor resident tested positive for the virus at a local hospital.

The resident, who was recently admitted, was in isolation as a precaution and had tested negative at admission and during resident testing on Monday, January 25. The resident was transferred to the hospital for a medical condition, where the resident tested positive for the virus. The resident remains hospitalized.

The campus conducted two rounds of employee surveillance testing Monday, January 25, and Wednesday, January 27, and all test results were negative. Residents were tested on Monday, and all test results were negative.

The Clay County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have been notified, and we will follow any additional recommendations they provide. We will test residents throughout the building and employees again Monday, February 1. Surveillance testing will continue with a second round later in the week.

All employees and residents are encouraged 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.

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it should play an instrumental role in eventually moving toward resuming our normal operations. Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA strongly encourages our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones.

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

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