Residents, employees test positive for COVID-19
Four health care residents and three direct care employees at Aberdeen Village have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees last worked on December 11, December 30 and January 16. During the last shifts worked, the employees passed pre-shift screening and wore personal protective equipment as required.
We have notified the Johnson County Health Department and will follow their guidance. Visitation continues with infection control precautions and social distancing requirements per new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. This case brings our total since December 19 to 24 – five residents, two contractors and 17 employees.
The residents will isolate until they meet the PMMA Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) policy, CDC and KDHE guidelines for ending isolation.
We will follow the PMMA Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) policy, CDC and KDHE guidelines for when the employees may return to work. Upon their return to work, we will follow CDC recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.
PMMA strongly encourages family members, employees and residents to carefully consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination 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.
All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an employee should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
For more information about Aberdeen Village’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.
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