Rolla Presbyterian Manor residents test positive for COVID-19
As we continue to monitor daily cases of COVID-19 in Phelps County, Rolla Presbyterian Manor received word Friday, Nov. 13, that two assisted living/memory care residents tested positive for the virus.
The residents were given rapid point-of-care (POC) tests after noticing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
We will rely on the guidance of the Phelps County Health Department, who has been notified, and will continue with surveillance and outbreak testing next week.
The COVID positive residents will recover in isolation and be cared for by designated staff. We will follow CDC guidelines for when the residents may come out of isolation. Under the current guidelines, symptomatic residents may leave isolation when at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of the resident’s fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and the resident’s symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive residents will quarantine for 14 days. Designated staff members are following doctor’s orders for treatment protocols and following CDC infection prevention protocols.
Rolla Presbyterian Manor continues to screen all employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before they have any direct contact with residents. In addition, staff members are wearing masks per CDC recommendations.
For more information about Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.