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For Immediate Release
September 28, 2020
Kate Flavin


COVID-19 Cluster at Paradigm Services Residence

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County has partnered with Paradigm Services to jointly provide an update on a newly identified cluster at a residence.

“The health, safety, and well-being of our residents and staff has always been and continues to be a top priority for Paradigm Services,” said Brandy Neice, Director. “We are following guidance from the CDC, KDHE, and the local health department to ensure that we are doing all we can to reduce the chances of our residents from contracting COVID-19.”

There are five cases at the location. All staff and residents associated with the residence have been tested and are being monitored.

“We appreciate the diligence and attention to care that Paradigm Services provides to all of their residents and staff,” said Adrienne Byrne, Health Director. “The Health Department recognizes that COVID-19 can be easily spread throughout the community and continues to encourage everyone to lessen the spread by using the tools in our toolbox: good hand hygiene, keeping six feet of distance away from others, and wearing a mask.” 

Sedgwick County investigates reports of notifiable diseases, like COVID-19. If a case is identified in an adult care home, Sedgwick County recommends that the facility isolate any symptomatic people away from other residents. Residents and staff are tested, either by the Health Department at no cost or through the facility. The facility monitors all residents and staff for symptoms. The Health Department works with the facility to ensure all close contacts are identified and are properly quarantined or isolated.