Resident tests positive for COVID-19 at Aberdeen Heights
An independent living resident has tested positive for COVID-19 at Aberdeen Heights this week. Surveillance testing of employees was negative.
The resident has been isolating in their residence and will continue to do so until cleared by the health department to end isolation.
We have notified the St. Louis County Health Department and 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 St. Louis County COVID-19 transmission rate. We are currently testing staff twice a week.
Under the current guidelines, symptomatic individuals may end isolation when at least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and their symptoms have improved and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Asymptomatic positive residents will quarantine for at least 10 days.
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.