Park Manor residents and staff received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, January 8th. Through a partnership with Walgreens we provided the Moderna vaccine to everyone. The second dose will be administered on Tuesday, February 9th. Once both doses have been administered, the science indicates a high level of immunity to Coronavirus. We encourage everyone to get a COVID vaccine when it is made available to them. This will speed up the process for residents to once again have visitors at Park Manor.
Unfortunately, we are not out of the woods yet with the Virus. During routine COVID testing this week we determine a second floor resident was COVID positive. The resident was moved to Woodlands, our COVID positive quarantine unit, and will remain in this unit for 10 days during their infectious period. All residents who were previously moved to the COVID positive quarantine unit have recovered and returned to their own rooms. The wing in which the positive resident resides will remain in precautionary quarantine.
We were able to open Rivers Edge rehab unit from precautionary quarantine on Sunday. As a result, we are able to admit residents to Park Manor again.
Until our outbreak is over, 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. Price County’s positive percentage took a jump this week after being in the 6% range for the last three weeks. This is not surprising as the time period included the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks during which many individuals got together with friends and family. The county positive test rate this week is 8.4%!
While routine resident visits are still prohibited due to the COVID pandemic, with the moderate winter weather we encourage family and friends to continue with window visits or social media visits. We are also able to provide limited compassionate care visits for at risk residents. Contact Park Manor activities department to schedule a window or social media visit or Georgiana Fischer, social worker, if you would like to be considered for a compassionate care visit.
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