A second Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor non-direct resident care employee tested positive this week for COVID-19. The employee is in isolation and quarantined at home. Jeanne Gerstenkorn, PMMA’s infection preventionist, said that the facility’s top priority remains to be the safety of the residents and staff members. The employee last worked June 17. The employee was sent home after reporting feeling unwell. Both employees who tested positive will remain in isolation until cleared to work by the health department. Per CDC guidelines, team members may return to work once they have been symptom free for 72 hours without the aid of a fever reducer and demonstrate improvement in respiratory symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor implemented a strict no visitor policy at the community and discontinued group activities and communal dining for the entire campus per guidelines released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CDC on March 13.