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Emporia Presbyterian Manor residents test positive for COVID-19

Two health care residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Emporia Presbyterian Manor.

The Flint Hills Community Health Department has been notified and the community is following all guidance received. Visitation has been suspended in the Jones Health Care Center as a precaution.

The COVID positive residents will recover in isolation and be cared for by designated staff following CDC and KDHE infection prevention and control protocols and physician’s orders. The community will follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for when the residents may come out of isolation. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic residents may leave isolation when at least 72 hours have passed since resolution of the resident’s fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and the resident’s symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive residents will quarantine for at least 10 days.

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 Emporia Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.

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