Aberdeen Heights reports negative COVID-19 test results
Aberdeen Heights received good news following selective testing at the community August 19. The testing was conducted after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 August 16, the third employee to test positive in 7 days. The community tested employees who work in the affected department, and all tests were negative.
At this time, the St. Louis County Health Department does not recommend additional testing for the campus. The community will continue to be vigilant in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will continue to move forward with a sense of caution, keeping resident and employee health and safety as our top priority,” 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 will continue with the preventive measures in place for combatting COVID-19. These 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.