Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff:
On behalf of Shawnee PARC, we wish all of you Happy Holidays! We would like to thank you for your diligence in promoting safety practices throughout this Pandemic and your continued discipline with mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing. We cannot overstate the importance of following these guidelines as we are beginning to experience yet another wave of Covid. This type of Covid is easier to catch then the previous strands. And we continue to encourage safety first when it comes to community events, dining, visitations, etc.
We would like to inform you that, with cases on the rise, we also have two Staff Members who have tested positive for Covid, and four other Staff Members whom we are currently waiting for results. One of our Residents from Maple 2 tested positive by exposure from a family member and has been transferred to the Covid Unit. The family member was responsible enough to let us know right away; and that’s truly the expectation. We are grateful for transparency in these matters. One of our Residents in Willow 1 has also tested positive and will transition to the Covid Unit as well. We have collaborated with the JOCO Department of Health on these cases for appropriate interventions. Staff Members are currently quarantining and will be allowed to return after the quarantine period is over and have been symptom free for 72 hours. Any Staff Members and Residents who had a potential exposure in this instance have started to test and will complete testing as appropriate. All Staff Members will be required to utilize reusable eye protection and KN95 or higher. There will be no need to quarantine any part of the building at this time so long as we don’t have any further Resident/Patient positive cases and all families and visitors wear their mask at all times. Read more