After a positive test by an employee, a senior living facility tests everyone with negative test results

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Some good news after a positive COVID-19 test by an employee at LakePoint El Dorado last week. All staff and residents were tested and came back negative for COVID-19 on Monday, April 27.

Last week on April 21st, a LakePoint El Dorado associated tested positive for COVID-19. The assisted living facility had all residents and associates tested by the Butler County Health Department on April 24. All of those tests came back negative.

Staff, residents and family of residents were notified on April 23, two days after the confirmed positive test. They were then tested by the Butler County Health Department on April 24.

All tests were confirmed to be negative.

According to Omega, the employee has not been in the facility since April 16, when they became symptomatic.

“We are very pleased to announce that 100 percent of the tests on residents and associates came back negative,” Beth Huck, VP of Sales and Marketing for Omega Senior Living, the management company of Lake Point El Dorado, said in a press release.

Omega Senior Living is senior living management company based in Wichita, Kansas. OSL manages 5 communities, including the LakePoint El Dorado.

“We are thrilled that the residents and associates tested negative for COVID-19,” Huck said. “We are extremely proud and thank each team member for all their hard work and diligence to uphold the highest of standards for both our residents and associates.”

For now, Omega is taking temperature of all employees as the come in for their shift and when they leave according to Huck.

The LakePoint El Dorado team has always followed and will continue to follow CDC guidelines on infection control, the proper use of PPE, and basics like proper hand hygiene,” Huck said.

As of April 27, there are 14 confirmed cases within Butler County and none since the positive case on April 21. There are 3,328 cases within the state of Kansas by press deadline on April 27.