We would like to inform you that we had two Staff Members on Second Floor test positive for Covid. Though experiencing mild symptoms, the Charge Nurse was well versed in Covid symptomology and was able to self-identify that he needed to distance himself from the building. A CNA also tested positive for Covid without symptoms and is feeling well at this time; the facility will collaborate with the lab to do a PCR to verify the rapid test result. The Charge Nurse was encouraged to self-quarantine in his home for a minimum of 10 days and could then return after being symptom free for 72 hours per CDC guidelines. The CNA has also been encouraged to self-quarantine pending the final PCR lab result.
It’s been unfortunate to see that Covid Cases in our County have been consistently rising. We have increased Staff Covid testing as required by the Department of Health. We would also like to inform you that Shawnee PARC has been given permission by the Johnson County Department of Health to re-open its Covid Unit on Wednesday the 11th. This Unit will give us the opportunity to care for Patients that currently need sub-acute care. We encourage everyone to remain diligent with the safety practices that are being put in place to help keep our Residents, Patients, Family Members, Staff and Community as Covid Free as possible.
We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and in good health. We would like to provide you with a two-part update regarding our Charge Nurse who tested positive for the virus and regarding a Resident who tested positive at the hospital last night after being sent to the hospital for Covid-like symptoms. Regarding the Charge Nurse who tested positive, she is currently still in isolation, and will continue to be for the remainder of her isolation period per CDC guidelines. We had a Patient on the 1st floor who was not feeling well last night and had symptoms that resembled the Covid virus; our Clinical professionals, along with the attending physician, decided to send this Patient to the hospital. The hospital contacted us and reported that the Patient had in fact tested positive for the virus.
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Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 383-2001
Fax: (913) 383-2008
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