Topeka employee tests positive for COVID-19
TOPEKA, Kan. – A non-direct care employee at Topeka Presbyterian Manor tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The employee last worked on April 22, screening in prior to their last shift and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while at work.
We have notified the Shawnee County Health Department and will follow all testing and visitation guidance. Visitation continues with infection control precautions and social distancing requirements per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
We will follow the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, KDHE and CDC guidelines for when the employee may return to work and work restrictions upon their return.
PMMA strongly encourages our families, 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 Topeka Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, Presbyterianmanors.org/Media- room.