With the Coronavirus pandemic affecting so many individuals in our surrounding community, we continue to see the impact of the surge at Park Manor. WE CURRENTLY HAVE NO RESIDENTS WHO ARE CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE. We did have 1 employee who tested positive this week which boosts our current active staff cases to 2. All other positive staff are fully recovered. The new staff positive was identified as a part of our routine testing.
As a result of the positive test this week, we immediately completed COVID testing on all residents who live in the unit where the staff member worked and all residents were negative. We have also completed another round of resident testing today, with all residents testing negative for COVID. Our 14-day precautionary quarantine on Rivers Edge is still in place from last week. For this reason, we are still unable to admit any residents to Park Manor.
We are happy to let everyone know that all wings on our second floor are out of precautionary seclusion and no further resident or staff have tested positive!
Park Manor has been in a declared COVID outbreak since October 2, 2020. We will continue with our COVID-19 infection control processes to minimize the risk of any further spread of COVID-19 to our residents and staff. These include daily health screening of all staff, enhanced cleaning, use of PPE by all staff and residents, extra resident symptom screening, increased hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing of residents during activities and limited visiting. Our twice per week COVID testing will continue for at least 14 to 28 days until Park Manor has 14 days with no positive tests and Price County’s positive percentage drops below 10%. Currently the county positive test rate is at 10.8%.
With the continued surge in Wisconsin, we would like to encourage everyone to follow Governor Evers “Stay at Home to Save Lives” recommendation. With the holidays coming up this will be very hard for everyone. However, we all need to sacrifice a little this year during the holidays to assure that we all are here to celebrate the holidays next year! Thank you for your sacrifices and understanding.
Please feel free to contact Park Manor administration should you have any questions.