July 6, 2020

To Family and Friends of Homestead Health Center

 

Homestead has experienced a positive COVID test in a staff member.  The person was last in the building on Wednesday, July 1st  wearing appropriate PPE and not symptomatic.  Sedgwick County Health Department has asked Homestead to quarantine the building (residents are in their rooms, not able to navigate through the building), continue extensive screening on residents/staff, and test all residents and staff.  Testing will begin today (Monday, July 6th) and continue Tuesday, July 7th.

The facility will contact each DPOA representative with testing results as they are provided.  We anticipate getting results back by Thursday/Friday and into the weekend.

CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMATIC RESIDENTS OR STAFF MEMBERS IN THE BUILDING.  PPE IS BEING WORN PER GUIDANCE FROM CMS/CDC, AND STAFF ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES. 

KDADS performed a COVID focused survey on June 30, 2020 and found all of Homestead’s infection control procedures adequate and viable.

Direct questions, concerns, comments to Beth Green, Administrator at 316.262.4473 or via email at bgreen@homesteadhealthcenter.org.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. 

Beth Green, Administrator

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