Rolla Presbyterian Manor employee positive for COVID-19
A non-direct care employee at Rolla Presbyterian Manor has tested positive for the virus via rapid point-of-care (POC) testing in the last week. The employee last worked on December 24, screening in prior to their shift and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while working.
We have notified the Phelps County Health Department. We will continue surveillance testing next week.
We will follow CDC guidelines for when an employee may return to work. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic employees may return to work when at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and the employee’s symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive employees will quarantine for at least 10 days. Upon their return to work, we will follow CDC recommendations related to work practices and restrictions.
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.