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Aberdeen Heights reports COVID-19 test results

At the end of COVID-19 testing for the week of December 28 through January 1, Aberdeen Heights reports that 1 independent living resident and 1 employee tested positive for the virus.

The community conducted two rounds of employee surveillance testing, which revealed one new case. One non-direct resident care employee was positive for the virus. The employee last worked Monday, December 28, passed pre-shift screening and wore personal protective equipment as required. Through contact tracing, one additional employee and two independent living residents were identified as possible close contacts. All three will self-quarantine and monitor for signs and symptoms of the virus.

Surveillance testing will continue Monday, January 4. The community will continue testing employees twice a week based on the positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in St. Louis County.

The community also tested assisted living, health care and memory care residents due to previous exposures. No new positive cases were identified. This is the second round of testing with all negative results for residents in The Glen, and weekly testing can be stopped.

One independent living resident reported they had been tested for COVID-19 off campus and the result was positive. The resident had been in quarantine since December 23. Independent living residents self-quarantine until they meet the CDC guidelines for coming out of isolation.

We have contacted the St. Louis County Health Department and will follow any direction they provide.

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.  Employees and residents are encouraged to follow CDC guidance for preventing and containing the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about Aberdeen Heights’ response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.

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