An employee at a healthcare facility at a Lake Stockton Healthcare facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

That center is run by the Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation.

The Cedar county health department says the worker is quarantined at home and has not worked since July 25.

A statement has been issued which you can read below…

“In our six long-term care facilities and one residential care center, we continue to conduct random employee COVID-19 testing and complete employee symptom checks. We also test and quarantine all new admissions/readmissions to our facilities,” says Joylyn Smith, RN, infection prevention coordinator for Citizens Memorial Hospital and CMH Foundation.

Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility cares for 80 residents and employes 88 employees. All residents and employees will be tested Friday, July 31 and closely monitored for symptoms. The facility canceled group activities and discontinued communal dining with residents being served their meals in their rooms.

Due to the increase of positive COVID-19 cases in southwest Missouri, outdoor and open window visits were suspended in all CMH long-term care facilities July 17. It is important that family members and friends stay connected to residents during this time and use technology and alternative communication methods including Skype, FaceTime, phone calls and email.

“The health and safety of our residents and employees remains a top priority,” says Chris McBratney, CMH Administrative Director of Long-Term Care. “Our employees follow strict infection prevention protocols, which should minimize the risk to our residents. This is the first positive COVID-19 test for Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility and thanks to the efforts of our residents, residents’ families and employees, we’ve been able to have no positive COVID-19 cases at this location over the last 20 weeks. We will continue to be vigilant in keeping our residents healthy and safe.”