Aberdeen Heights gives COVID-19 update 3/22
Two direct resident care contract employees at Aberdeen Heights have tested positive for COVID-19.
The two contractors last worked Thursday, March 3, passing pre-shift screening and wearing personal protective equipment as required.
The St. Louis County Health Department was notified, and the campus will follow any additional guidance provided. Aberdeen Heights continues to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate to test staff on a frequency determined by the county transmission rate for COVID-19 in St. Louis County and resident testing due to previously reported exposures as directed.
Aberdeen Heights will follow the PMMA® Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Policy, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and CDC guidelines in determining when the contractors may return to work and any work restrictions at that time.
Aberdeen Heights continues to screen all employees as they enter the community building for a shift and before they have any direct contact with residents. Residents will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus. Employees and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidance for preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19.
Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA strongly encourages our families, employees and residents to carefully consider obtaining a vaccine for themselves as well as their loved ones.
For more information about Aberdeen Heights’ response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.