Friends and Family of Santa Marta,

With today’s COVID-19 update, we feel blessed to report little news is great news. The results of our testing efforts this week were all negative. In addition to testing for COVID-19, we continue to closely monitor all residents and team members for coronavirus symptoms. We still have one team member who tested positive a couple weeks ago (and recovering from home) and is waiting for another negative test before returning to the community.

As our diligent protocols and precautions continue to be effective, we are excited to announce that visitations for Healthcare residents is increasing to four times per week instead of two. For a complete list of visitation protocols and/or to schedule a visit, please contact Admissions Director Riley Mason at 913-323-7175 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

For Independent Living (IL), indoor visitations and some small group activities continue as usual, as well as resident apartment visits as long as the resident is fully vaccinated.

As a reminder, safety protocols including masks, social distancing and no large gatherings will remain in place at Santa Marta for the foreseeable future despite the ongoing lifting of some restrictions. Thank you for your help in supporting the safety and well-being of all of our residents, staff, and other visitors.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our leadership team at with any questions. Our weekly updates will also be shared on our website and Facebook page.

Thank you and God bless!

Chet Surmaczewicz

Executive Director