Aberdeen Heights reports more negative COVID-19 test results
Aberdeen Heights received more good news following selective testing at the community August 27. The testing was conducted after two employees tested positive the week of August 23.
The community tested 66 residents and 99 employees in The Glen due to possible exposure to an essential health care worker who tested positive August 23. An additional 6 residents and 2 employees were tested following a potential exposure to a non-direct resident care employee who works in independent living.
At this time, the St. Louis County Health Department recommends re-testing the residents and employees of The Glen again, which will be done on Wednesday, September 2. The community will continue to be vigilant in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will continue with the preventive measures in place for combatting COVID-19, and continue to keep the safety of our residents and employees at the top of our priority list,” said Rick Cumberland, Aberdeen Heights executive director. “We appreciate the patience of our dedicated employees during this time. We couldn’t do what we do without their commitment to our residents.”
The community’s preventive measures include wearing personal protective equipment as recommended by the CDC and employee screening as they arrive for work. We encourage all staff members to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. We educate all staff to stay at home if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well. We will continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and other COVID-19 symptoms during each shift.
For more information about Aberdeen Heights’ response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.