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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: Two New COVID-19 Clusters in Sedgwick County


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County has partnered with two adult care homes or independent living facilities to jointly provide an update on newly identified clusters.

Larksfield Place, 2828 N. Governeour, Wichita, KS  67226

  • Four cases (one resident, three staff)
  • No deaths
  • Facility-wide testing has occurred
  • One staff member has already recovered

“At Larksfield Place, the health and safety of our residents and staff continues to be our primary focus. At the onset of the pandemic we implemented stringent efforts to prevent and identify potential COVID-19 cases.

Staff at Larksfield Place provide outstanding care in all circumstances, but with a heightened vigilance during this pandemic, ensuring residents are safe and precautions are continuously monitored.  Supportive family and community members have participated meaningfully over the months with fence visits, cards, phone calls, and Zoom visits.  The experience of community and family support over these months has resulted in high morale among staff and residents.”


Ascension Living - Via Christi Village Ridge, 3636 N. Ridge Rd, Wichita, KS 67205

  • Three cases (one resident, two staff)
  • No deaths
  • All residents and staff have been tested 
  • One staff member has already recovered

“The health and safety of our residents and associates continues to be our first priority. Every action and measure we put in place at Ascension Living Via Christi Village Ridge reflects our commitment to protecting people who are at higher risk for adverse health complications.

Out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of our staff and residents, we proactively conduct COVID-19 testing. Thanks to the tests, we are able to identify individuals with the virus who are asymptomatic, which allows our team to quickly implement additional precautions.

Our team is doing a heroic job in providing care and adapting to these unprecedented times as we provide care to all who have underlying medical conditions that have brought them to our community. In the midst of all of these clinical precautions, our focus remains on ensuring our residents and families feel safe and connected during this time. Our team is working as one to provide joy and support during this most unbelievable time. We are thankful for the support of the local community, government officials and our co-workers who continue to help us to provide care and support to those we are privileged to serve.”

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.