2/22 Resident, employee test positive for COVID-19
An assisted living resident and a direct care employee at Farmington Presbyterian Manor have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked on February 11, screening in prior to their shift and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while working.
We have notified the St. Francois County Health Department and will follow their guidance. Visitation continues with infection control precautions and social distancing requirements per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
The resident will isolate until they meet the PMMA Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) policy, CDC and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) guidelines for ending isolation.
We will follow the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, DHSS and CDC guidelines for when the employee may return to work and work restrictions upon their return.
All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We have been screening individuals as they enter the community building for a shift and before individuals 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.
For more information about Farmington Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, PresbyterianManors.org/media-room.