Rolla Presbyterian Manor contract employee tests positive for COVID-19
A contract health care employee at Rolla Presbyterian Manor has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual last worked on January 17, screening in prior to their shift and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while at work.
We have notified the Phelps County Health Department and will follow their guidance. Visitation continues with infection control precautions and social distancing requirements per new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
We will follow the PMMA Emergency Infectious Disease (EID) policy, DHSS and CDC guidelines in determining when the employees may return to work and any work restrictions at that time.
PMMA strongly encourages our families, employees and residents to carefully consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination for themselves, as well as their loved ones. Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large.
All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We have been screening individuals as they enter the community building for a shift and before individuals have any direct contact with residents. We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
For more information about Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.