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Farmington Presbyterian Manor employees test positive for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our region and the nation, Farmington Presbyterian Manor announces that an essential healthcare employee and a contract healthcare employee have tested positive for the virus. This was the result of mass testing at the community, which took place on August 20.

“The health of our residents and employees remains our highest priority during this time,” said Jane Hull, executive director.

The employees who tested positive have been asked to quarantine at home. The St. Francois County Health Department recommends another mass test of the community, which will take place on Tuesday, August 25.

All employees who test positive will remain in isolation until cleared to return to work by the St. Francois County Health Department. Under the current CDC guidelines, symptomatic employees may return to work when at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of the employee’s fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and the employee’s symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive employees will quarantine for 14 days. Upon the employee’s return to work, we will follow CDC recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.

Farmington Presbyterian Manor continues to screen all employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before they have any direct contact with residents.  In addition, staff members are wearing masks per CDC recommendations.

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

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