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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.
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.
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.