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CHENEY – Sedgwick County and Cheney Golden Age Home have confirmed that the long-term facility in Cheney is the site of a cluster of cases of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
The facility is one of two Sedgwick County nursing facilities that were identified as clusters on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9. The other is Sunflower Meadows in Wichita.
Seven positive cases have been identified at Cheney Golden Age Home, including four staff and three residents. The county said that all residents have been tested, and that staff are tested daily.
“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving teams who support them is our number one priority,” administrator Teresa Achilles said in a statement. “We are staying abreast of the latest information from KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), and CDC (Centers for Disease Control), along with Sedgwick County public health officials. We are following all recommendations from them to ensure the elders living with us receive the very best care.”
Nine cases were reported at Sunflower Meadows, including three staff and six residents.
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