Re: COVID-19 Updates
Dear Residents, Family and Friends:
We are committed to keeping you informed as things develop regarding the three non-clinical staff members who underwent Covid-19 testing. We have received two out of three results back from the lab which have been deemed positive for the virus. We are unsure when the third test result will arrive at this time, but we will certainly let you know when it does come in. The three staff members remain quarantined from the building and will continue to remain away from the facility for a minimum period of 14 days to include 72 hours symptom free before being able to return to work per KDHE and JoCo Health Department. Upon return, they will be required to be assessed by our Infection Control Preventionalist and complete the CDC standardize essential employee assessment.
We are happy to report that after a well thought out strategic round of Covid testing at Shawnee PARC, all results have returned Covid negative. The sample testing included both Residents and Staff. As of today, we have not had a single Resident with any Covid-like symptoms. As a precautionary step, all Staff in Resident areas are required to wear a KN95 mask for the time being.
Staff with Covid symptoms are currently recovering and we pray for their safe recovery. Our Residents are still encouraged to stay in their rooms as much as possible. Unfortunately, we have postponed activities for the time being. We are still encouraging all our Family Members and Friends to schedule virtual meeting with Winnie Banda, Activities Director. Your interaction with your loved ones is more important now more than ever. Please take time to spend with them virtually.
We are ardently working on staying ahead of this virus as much as we can. We thank you for your continuous support, diligence, and grace. We encourage you, as we do all our staff, to please stay safe, wear your mask when you’re outside your home, social distance, and use proper hand hygiene. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or requests for assistance.
At your service,
The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC