Coronavirus Advisory

Community Update:  8/7/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, August 7, 2020 are as follows: thirteen residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, five skilled nursing and five employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/31/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 31, 2020 are as follows: thirteen residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, five skilled nursing and five employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  7/27/2020

As always, our commitment is to share with residents, family members and employees the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We received notification that a resident in skilled nursing, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  7/24/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 24, 2020 are as follows: twelve residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and five employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include:

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/17/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. We received notification late this week that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are also providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 17, 2020 are as follows: twelve residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and six employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers.

 

Community Update:  7/10/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 10, 2020 are as follows: eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and five employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/2/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 2, 2020 are as follows: eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and five employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  6/30/2020

As always, our commitment is to share the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Today we learned that a residential living employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was wearing a mask while working and is currently in quarantine at home.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week. 

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  6/262020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 26, 2020 are as follows: eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, four in skilled nursing, two in assisted living and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include:

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Corporate Update:  6/19/2020

Read the full 6/19/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/19/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 19, 2020 are as follows: eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Community Update:  6/12/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 12, 2020 are as follows: eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  6/9/2020

We remain committed to providing residents, family members and employees with the latest information regarding any positive cases of Coronavirus at our community. Since our last communication, we received notification that a resident in skilled nursing has tested positive for COVID-19.

Under requirements from CMS, we are reporting our cumulative totals of as of today, June 9, 2020 as follows: Eleven residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four in skilled nursing and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had the two contractors that have tested positive.

We are in close contact with the King County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health regarding guidance on recommended testing and infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place.

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.

Our infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Thank you for your prayers, understanding and ongoing support.

Corporate Update:  6/5/2020

Read the full 6/5/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/5/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 5, 2020 are as follows: ten residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, four skilled nursing and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had two contractors that have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  6/3/2020

In keeping with our commitment to provide the latest information regarding any positive cases of Coronavirus at our community, we are sharing an update on a result we received late yesterday.  One employee within healthcare had test results come back as positive for COVID-19. This individual is now at home in self-quarantine.

Under requirements from CMS, we are reporting our cumulative totals of as of today, June 3, 2020 as follows: Ten residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, three in skilled nursing and four employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had the two contractors that have tested positive.

We are in close contact with the King County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health regarding guidance on recommended testing and infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place.

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.

Our infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The required global testing of all residents and employees within healthcare has given us a good snapshot of the impact this virus has and also demonstrated that our vigilance in strict infection control protocols is helping to mitigate any spread.  Thank you for your prayers and ongoing support.

Update:  6/2/2020

We remain committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Covenant Living at the Shores. As we’ve stated in previous communications, we have been conducting global testing on our residents and employees within healthcare. We learned from the latest round that one resident within skilled nursing has tested positive.

There is good news associated with the testing in that the vast majority of results for both residents and employees have come back negative. This is a good indication that our vigilance in following strict infection control protocols is helping to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Under requirements from CMS, we are reporting our cumulative totals of as of today, June 2, 2020 as follows: Nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, three in skilled nursing and three employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have had the two contractors that have tested positive.

We continue to work closely with the King County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health regarding guidance on recommended testing and infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place.

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.

Our infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients. 
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Thank you to all of our residents and employees for your ongoing support and prayers.

 

Update:  5/31/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus here at Covenant Living at the Shores. Per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we are required to inform you we have received verification that two contractors within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are not employees of Covenant Living. Both individuals were masked while working and we are identifying anyone who may have had prolonged close contact with the contractors and will be monitoring for any symptoms.

Our cumulative totals of as of today, May 31, 2020 are as follows: eight residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, two in skilled nursing and three employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. In addition, we have the two contractors that have tested positive.

All employees and contractors coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Update:  5/30/2020

Information regarding the Coronavirus continues to evolve and we are providing residents, family members and employees with the latest of what the situation is here at Covenant Living at the Shores. From the onset, we have worked to be diligent and open in providing you with information whenever we learned of new cases at our community.

Since our last communication, we learned that two employees, who were asymptomatic, within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are currently at home in quarantine. We are identifying any individuals who may have had prolonged close contact with this person and will be monitoring for any symptoms.

Our cumulative totals of as of today, May 30, 2020 are as follows: eight residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, two in skilled nursing and three employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

The new cases have been reported to the King County Health Department. We continue to work closely with them regarding guidance on infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place. 

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include:

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients. 
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

We cannot thank our employees enough for the commitment of serving and caring for our residents each and every day. And we thank our residents and family members for their patience, support and understanding of the situation we are facing, not only here, but across the nation. 

Our prayers are continued for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Update:  5/29/2020

We remain committed to sharing information regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. We learned this afternoon, May 29 that a resident within skilled nursing has tested positive for COVID-19.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 27, 2020 are as follows: six residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, two in skilled nursing and one employee. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Please continue to pray for all of those impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  5/29/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 29, 2020 are as follows: five residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, one skilled nursing and one employee. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  5/27/2020

We remain committed to sharing information regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we have learned that a resident within skilled nursing, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 27, 2020 are as follows: five residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory, one skilled nursing and one employee. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive, has passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please continue to pray for all of those impacted by this virus.

Corporate Update:  5/22/2020

Read the full 5/22/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  5/22/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 22, 2020 are as follows: four residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory and one employee. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update:  5/19/2020

In the last communication to residents, family members and employees, we mentioned that Covenant Living at the Shores partnered with the University of Washington for testing residents in healthcare who had not previously been tested. Our commitment is to share the outcome of that testing. We learned late yesterday of those healthcare residents tested, all of the results came back negative.

These results follow what we reported earlier from the King County Health Department testing the week of May 4 when all skilled nursing and some assisted living employees were tested. Out of the 79 tested, only one returned positive.

To date, we have had a total of four cases of individuals that have tested positive. Two in assisted living memory care, one in residential living and one employee. We currently have no active cases of COVID-19.

Our employees and residents continue to demonstrate the importance of remaining vigilant in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We have worked closely with both local and state health departments, along with CMS and CDC in following strict infection control guidelines that include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms in skilled nursing are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures. 
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening.
  • COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control. 

Your prayers, words of encouragement, and the commitment of our employees make us stronger in the fight against this virus.

Update:  5/15/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 15, 2020 are as follows: four residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes one residential living resident, two in assisted living memory and one employee. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA are assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

 

Update: 5/13/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Last week our community participated with the King County Health Department in COVID-19 testing all of our employees within skilled nursing and several in assisted living.

Results from that testing returned this week revealed that one employee, not involved in direct care of residents, tested positive for COVID-19. This is the same employee that had previously tested positive and is currently at home in self-quarantine. This person was the only one out of a total of 79 employees tested. This is a testament to the vigilance being practiced to prevent the spread of the virus at our community.

In addition, we participated with the University of Washington in testing residents in healthcare who had not previously been tested. We are awaiting those results.

To date, we have had a total of four cases of individuals that have tested positive. Two in assisted living memory care, one in residential living and one employee. We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.  

Additionally, we would like to share that a survey conducted by the state health department showed no deficiencies within healthcare regarding our infection control. Those protocols, which follow guidance from local and state health departments, along with the CMS and CDC include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we follow CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For residents with confirmed COVID-19 cases, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All resident rooms in skilled nursing are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening.
  • COVID-19 Task Force at our community and at our Central Office are maintaining close contact with local and state health authorities, the CMS and CDC for the latest information regarding guidelines and protocols for infection control. 

Working together, we are all helping to prevent the spread of this virus. Thank you for your ongoing support and continued prayers.

Update:  5/8/2020

Read the full 5/8/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/1/2020

Read the full statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  4/24/2020

Read the full 4/24/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/21/2020

Covenant Living at the Shores learned today that one employee within assisted living, who does not provide direct care, has tested positive and diagnosed with COVID-19. This individual is now in self-isolation at home.  As an additional precaution for residents and employees, we are notifying all individuals who had contact within six-feet in distance with this employee and will be monitoring for any COVID-19-like symptoms. It should be noted that as of now, no other employees or residents are experiencing any symptoms.

 

This case has been reported to local and state health departments and we are working very closely with them.

 

The health and safety of our residents and employees remains our top priority and we continue to follow all our rigorous safety and infection-control protocols that are in place to help in preventing any spread of the virus. We continue to provide enhanced environmental disinfection cleanings community wide.

 

We are praying for this individual and for all of those impacted by the Coronavirus.

 

 

Update:  4/17/2020

Read the full 4/17/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/10/2020

Read the full 4/10/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/8/2020

We learned today (April 8) that a residential living resident has tested positive with COVID-19 and is currently at home in self-isolation. At this time, you should know, that no other residents are exhibiting any symptoms that are consistent with the COVID-19 virus. This individual and their family are in our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

We feel blessed to report that our two residents that tested positive previously are doing well: one is fully recovered and has returned to their apartment and the other continues to recover in the Health Center.

As a matter of protocol, we have been in contact with local and state health authorities and will be working closely with them regarding additional guidance on infection control protocols, in addition to those we already have in place.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.

Covenant Living at the Shores is taking all of the necessary steps in following infection control protocols. We have a community COVID-19 task force in place and we are in continuous contact with our Central Office COVID-19 task force that is providing us with additional information regarding guidelines, and cleaning and securing medical supplies.

Update:  4/3/2020

Read the full 4/3/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/27/2020

Read the full 3/27/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/20/2020

Read the full 3/20/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update 3/13/2020:

Read the full 3/13/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update 3/12/2020:

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

We did learn today that one of our memory care residents who had been hospitalized for a separate health matter has tested positive and diagnosed with COVID-19. This individual is recovering in quarantine at a local hospital and when discharged will be quarantined at a family members home.

As an additional precaution for residents and employees, we are identifying all individuals who had contact with this resident. Those residents will be isolated and monitored for symptoms. It should be noted that as of now, none of the other residents or employees are experiencing any symptoms.

This is the first and only confirmed case at Covenant Living at the Shores.  As a result, this case has been reported to local and state health departments and we are working very closely with them.

Be assured that we will continue to follow all our rigorous safety and infection-control protocols that are in place to help in preventing any spread of the virus to our residents and employees.  Also, additional visitor restrictions and screening protocols for all employees in healthcare are being implemented which can include temperature taking in order to mitigate the risk of this virus spreading.

Please pray for those impacted by the Coronavirus and know that together we will meet this challenge and move forward with an even stronger community.


Update: 3/10/2020

As mandated by the Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, regarding skilled nursing and assisted living visitations, we must now limit visitors to one per day for each resident, to prevent any potential spread of communicable diseases such as the coronavirus (COVID-19), except in cases of hospice and end of life care.

The mandate is statewide for any skilled nursing or assisted live community. In addition, the visit is limited to adults only and must take place in the resident’s room. Here at Covenant Living at the Shores we have set visitation hours in both skilled nursing and assisted living from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Covenant Living at the Shores is already following strict protocols and guidelines established by the CDC and local and state health departments. While we have no COVID-19 cases on our campus, it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at (206) 268-3000. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all face this challenge.

Update: 3/4/2020

The safety of our residents, employees and visitors is a top priority and it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community.

Covenant Living Communities and Services is paying extremely close attention to the coronavirus situation in our country and on the local level at each of our communities. We have assembled a task force to monitor this situation, remain educated on the latest information from health officials, and implement any plans we have in place that may become necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, employees, family members and visitors. Our Central Office has a readiness plan for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, in addition to our already established emergency response plans. 

Our emergency response plans are developed following strict guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas. 

We pray the Coronavirus situation across the world and here at home is short-lived and that the residents, employees, and their families of Covenant Living remain untouched. Together with your vigilance, along with our planning and preparedness, it will guide us to maintain a safe and healthy community in which we live and work.