COVID-19 cluster confirmed at New Life Home Plus, in Wichita

KNSS News
June 26, 2020 - 8:16 pm
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Sedgwick County and New Life Home Plus, LLC together announce that there is a cluster of less than five people (both residents and staff) at the facility located at 1214 N. Charlotte. All staff and residents have been tested.

“We work very hard to keep our residents and staff healthy and safe following the CDC and State guidelines,” said Arnot Munguya, Administrator. “Many of our residents have significant underlying health conditions making them vulnerable and unfortunately we lost two of them. We remain focused on providing quality patient care for our residents at this time.”

Out of more than 10 employees only one was positive and is asymptomatic and in self-isolation.

“The Health Department is working with New Life Home Plus to monitor and protect their residents and staff from COVID-19,” said County Health Director Adrienne Byrne. “We know that this disease is especially dangerous for older adults and we want to ensure their health and safety.”

As with all notifiable diseases, Sedgwick County investigates reports of COVID-19. If a case is identified in a long-term care facility, Sedgwick County recommends that the facility isolate any symptomatic people away from other residents. Residents and staff are tested, either by the Health Department or through the facility. The facility monitors all residents and staff for symptoms. Sedgwick County works with them to ensure all close contacts are identified and are properly quarantined or isolated.

 

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