HARRISONVILLE – Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation, Harrisonville, reported today that four additional residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. They include a male in his 80s, a female in her 80s, a female in her 70s and a male in his 50s. They and the six other residents that have tested positive to date all remain isolated on-site.
The results of two additional residents’ tests are pending. No new employees have tested positive. Two employees had previously tested positive, and both are recovering at home.
Meadow View reported its first death from the outbreak, an 80-year-old woman, on Friday. A second resident died from the virus on Saturday. “Our sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of our two residents that have died,” said Shayron Carr, Meadow View administrator. “We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of our staff that are working tirelessly to care for and protect the health and safety of our residents. As of Sunday afternoon, there are 37 verified COVID 19 cases in Cass County. Harrisonville has 12, Belton 9, Raymore 7, Peculiar 3, Pleasant Hill 3, Creighton 1 and Drexel 1. A total of three Cass County residents have died from the virus. People living in residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as those who receive their daily care in adult daycare centers, are particularly vulnerable to this virus. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms such as dry cough and fever, should isolate themselves from others and call a healthcare provider. People who visited the facility but do not have symptoms do not need to self-quarantine unless they notice COVID-19 symptoms. If you have questions, please call the State of Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411. For more information, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Social Services website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.