Lawrence Presbyterian Manor provides COVID-19 update
A resident who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has died at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, as the community received good news from COVID-19 testing and the Douglas County Health Department.
“The entire Lawrence Presbyterian Manor family is mourning today,” said Christie Patrick, executive director. “It is always difficult to lose one of our beloved residents, and our hearts are broken.”
The resident was being cared for by the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team in a designated area of the community.
The community tested health care residents and employees on September 1. All tests were negative for the virus. The Douglas County Health Department does not recommend additional testing and has cleared the campus of the COVID-19 cluster designation. The health department recommended continuing the excellent infection control and prevention measures in place at the community.
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor implemented a strict no visitor policy at the community and discontinued group activities and communal dining for the entire campus per guidelines released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 13. The community had started a slow reopening process in June, but placed those plans on hold in August when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed August 11.
All residents and employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an employee should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
Lawrence Presbyterian Manor will continue to work with the Douglas County Health Department, KDHE, CMS and the CDC to stay current on all recommendations for resident care and safety.
For more information about Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.