Re: COVID-19 Updates
Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Friends;
In our commitment to keep you updated as we navigate through this pandemic, we would like to notify you that we currently have four Residents and four staff members which have been confirmed Covid-19 positive.
The four Residents who tested positive for Covid-19 are being taken care of and monitored closely by our dedicated staff and Medical Director group in our Covid Unit. Our Clinical and Environmental Team continues to implement our contingency plan to contain the potential spread of the virus as much as possible. The four staff members that have tested positive for Covid-19 are quarantined from the facility and currently recovering at home.
All Residents and Staff will continue to be assessed for signs and symptoms of the virus and will be tested weekly per the Johnson County Department of Health guidelines for the Yellow Zone. We are diligently collaborating with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything on our end to keep our Residents, Patients and Staff as safe as possible. Should a loved one begin to show symptoms and/or test positive for Covid-19, we will let you know as soon as possible and share the plan with you.
As we mentioned in the previous letter, we are currently devising a plan to reopen the facility per CMS, CDC and JOCO Health Department. The facility must be “Covid Free” for 14 days prior to allowing visitations. Therefore, every time there’s a new Covid case, the 14 day waiting period restarts. We are definitely looking forward to being able to reconnect our Residents and Patients with their loved ones! We will keep you informed as we get more information on reopening and what that will look like for Shawnee PARC.
Thank you for your support and trusting us with the care of your loved one. We will certainly keep you updated as we continue to mitigate through these Covid cases.
At your service,
The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC