COVID-19 Updates 6.26.20


Re: COVID-19 Updates


Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

Another week has passed and we are thankful that we still have not had any confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Shawnee PARC. Our staff continue to diligently practice the highest infection control precautions and standards provided by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), CDC (Center for Disease Control), Kansas Department of Health, and the Johnson County Department of Health.

The Shawnee PARC Infection Control Team has collaborated with the Johnson County Department of Health to compose a plan for re-opening while abiding by the CDC guidelines and have submitted the proposed plan for approval. We are now waiting to receive feedback from the Johnson County Department of Health before the plan can be implemented. We do not know when we will receive their approval as it may take some time for the health department to review all of the proposed plans by the numerous facilities in the County. When the re-opening plan is finalized and dates are set, we will inform you. We will provide detailed guidelines regarding your visit so that you can prepare in advance. Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support through these very rough times.

It has been wonderful to see family members visiting with their loved ones at the windows or the screened in porch area. Please remember to continue to wear a mask during the porch or window visits while social distancing to keep your loved ones, the residents and staff safe and healthy. To schedule a face to face visit from the screened-in porch or a virtual Face Time visit, please reach out to Winnie Banda, Activities Director, at 913-383-2001 or 913-401-3819 or email her at

Thank you to all of you that have provided your updated email address, mailing address, and/or phone numbers. If you have not done so already and have new contact information, please email or call 913-277-9345. Please leave a detailed message on our confidential and secure voicemail system if we are unable to answer. Thank you in advance for helping us maintain your contact information current. You may also find the most recent news and information on our website at

As always, we thank you for your continued confidence to care for your loved one and for supporting us in our efforts to keep our residents and staff safe. Your discipline, dedication, and grace during this time is greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or requests for assistance.


At your service,

The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC