With the Coronavirus pandemic affecting so many individuals in our surrounding community, it has also started to have a greater impact on Park Manor as well. As of today, Thursday, October 22, 2020 WE HAVE NO RESIDENTS WHO ARE CORONAVIRUSE POSITIVE. This is great news! However, we do have 2 consultants and 3 employees who are currently away from work due to testing positive for Coronavirus. Four of the five individuals were identified as a part of our routine testing in the last week. The fifth individual developed symptoms away from work.
Two of our newly positive employees work in direct care on the second floor of Park Manor. In response to these positive results, residents who live on the 600 and 800 wings on the second floor have been placed in 14-day precautionary quarantine, just like any member of the community if they have contact with a COVID positive person. The quarantine period runs 14 days from the last day the positive employee worked or was tested. During the precautionary quarantine residents remain in their room for all activities and meals. Residents will have advanced respiratory screening done to monitor for any COVID symptoms. Staff wear full personal protective equipment (PPE), including a gown, gloves, face mask and eye shield, with all resident contact. The staff who tested positive will also be in quarantine for at least ten days from the onset of their symptoms or positive test.
Park Manor has been in a declared COVID outbreak since October 2, 2020 with the positive test of one consultant. 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 15.8%.
Everyone can help stop the spread of Coronavirus through social distancing (at least 6 feet apart), wearing a mask while in public, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, not touching your eyes, nose or mouth and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
Please feel free to contact Park Manor administration should you have any questions.