Fort Scott PMMA resident tests positive for COVID-19 1/22
A resident at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village has tested positive for COVID-19. This new case brings our total to eleven cases since December 31.
We have notified the Bourbon 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. At this time, communal activities remain suspended.
The resident will isolate in their residence 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 employee may return to work. Upon their return to work, we will follow CDC recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.
We encourage all staff members and residents to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We have been screening employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before employees 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.
Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA continues to strongly encourage our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones.
For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.