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Resident tests positive for COVID-19 at Clay Center PMMA 1/14/22

An assisted living resident has tested positive for COVID-19 at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor.

The resident reported experiencing signs or symptoms consistent with the virus, and was administered a rapid point-of-care test. The resident has been placed in isolation to be cared for by designated team members following the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, CDC and KDHE guidelines for infection control and prevention and physician’s orders.

The Clay County Health Department has been notified, and the community is following their guidance. Contact tracing revealed two residents with potential exposure, and those residents have been placed in isolation as a precaution. Both residents tested negative for COVID-19 and will continue to be monitored and will be tested again next week. Staff testing will continue twice weekly in accordance with the CMS requirement due to the rate of transmission in Clay County.

Clay Center Presbyterian Manor will follow the PMMA EID Policy in determining when the residents may end isolation.

All employees and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We continue 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 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,

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