Three More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County has partnered with New Hope Valley Center, The Oxford Grand New Market and Wichita Presbyterian Manor to jointly provide an update on newly identified clusters.
New Hope Valley Center, 821 W. 3rd ST, Valley Center, KS
- 15 cases (five staff, 10 residents) have been identified.
- Employees are tested twice weekly, and residents are tested weekly.
- Two rounds of testing have been completed, with no additional positive cases.
“New Hope Valley Center has been closely following the recommendations of the CDC, state and local health authorities and has been working closely with the Sedgwick County Health Department. At this time, we have completed two rounds of testing with no additional positive results and will continue testing until we are reasonably assured that the situation has resolved,” said Travis McBride, Regional Vice President, Medicalodges, Inc.
“We intend to focus on the care of our residents and protect their privacy as well as that of our employees at this time. Additional information and ongoing updates may be obtained at https://www.medicalodgeswichita.com/.”
The Oxford Grand at New Market, 3051 N. Parkdale Circle, Wichita, KS
- 29 cases (10 staff, 19 residents) have been identified.
- All staff were tested or will be tested before returning to the community.
- One resident refused testing; precautions are being taken as if that resident had tested positive. All other residents have been tested, and results are in hand.
“The entire Oxford team continues to take aggressive measures to prevent the spread of infection and maintain all CDC guidelines. We will do all that we can to keep our residents and team members as safe as possible,” said Coryanne Graham, Vice President of Marketing & Brand.
Wichita Presbyterian Manor, 4700 W. 13th ST N, Wichita, KS
- Four cases (three staff, one resident) have been identified.
- All staff are completing biweekly testing on Mondays and Wednesdays
- All Healthcare residents were tested as part of the surveillance testing on November 9 and will test again on November 16 due to the positive resident case. All Memory Care residents will test on November 16 due to possible exposure to a positive employee.
“With the positivity rate in Sedgwick County increasing, we remain vigilant in our efforts to keep our residents and employees healthy and safe,” said Jeanne Gerstenkorn, Senior Vice president for Health and Wellness.
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.