Residents and staff received their second and final COVID-18 Moderna vaccine on Tuesday! There were a few more side effects with the second dose compared to the first but everyone came through with flying colors. We will have one more vaccination clinic in March for new residents and employees.
Expanded inside visits with residents will begin on Monday, February 15th. For those who participated in the patio visits last summer, the rules will be very similar to those in place for patio visits. Visits, other than end of life compassionate care visits, will take place in a designated area separate from the resident’s room. Visitors will be required to wear full PPE and be subject to a COVID screening and point of care test. Visits will be in one hour increments to allow for the screening, testing and cleaning. Our policy and guidelines will be revised routinely based on the level of COVID in our facility and county, and as new guidance is received from the CDC, CMS and Wisconsin Division of Health Services. The full set of expanded visit guidelines are available on Park Manor’s website at www.parkmanorwi.com. We will also be providing this information to residents and mailing the guidelines to their resident representative.
These two events are the next step in our “Road to Reopening”. As the county and state positivity rates continue to decline we are looking forward to a time when we can reopen our doors again to everyone.
Our routine testing this week resulted in all negative tests for residents. Final staff results will be received on Saturday. If those results are all negative Park Manor will be at the end of our COVID outbreak, having at least 14 days without a new positive case. Once the outbreak is complete only symptomatic residents will be tested. Staff will continue to be tested weekly until the COVID rate in Price County drops below 5%. This week’s Price County rate is 5.8% We are keeping our fingers crossed!!
Please feel free to contact Park Manor administration should you have any questions. Also, continue to watch for routine updates at www.parkmanorwi.com or our Facebook page Park Manor Ltd.