COVID-19 Update

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, protecting our residents and staff remains our utmost priority.

As early pioneers of broad testing, we’re in full support of the role it plays on our evolving COVID-19 situation, and believe our government outreach strategy positively contributed to retirement communities accessing more testing in Washington state.

We’ve tested broadly at least four times within each of our communities (a total of over 10,000 tests), continue to retain a test kit supply, and test individuals whenever we have reason to believe there has been exposure that could impact our communities*.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been committed to transparency and maintained a detailed status of COVID-19 in each of our retirement communities below. We are grateful to report that as of 3/31/21, at least 89% of residents and staff across our communities have been vaccinated, and our last new positive case was 2/10/21. In light of this, we will no longer be maintaining the table below. In the event that the situation changes, we will revisit.

Summary of all COVID-19 cases March 2020-March 2021:

Residents Staff
Positive Recovered  Positive Recovered
Aljoya Mercer Island 0 4 0 7
Aljoya Thornton Place 0 1 0 4
Ida Culver House Broadview 0 1 0 3
Ida Culver House Ravenna 0 5 0 5
The Gardens at Town Square 0 10 0 8
The Lakeshore 0 4 0 11
University House Issaquah 0 6 0 7
University House Wallingford 0 1 0 1

Unfortunately, as previously reported, one resident of Ida Culver House Ravenna who tested positive on March 6 passed away on March 9. Four additional residents have passed away from complications related to the virus since then: a resident of The Gardens at Town Square passed away on April 27, a resident of University House Wallingford passed away on April 30, a resident of University House Issaquah passed away on June 2, and a resident of The Lakeshore passed away on November 8. On December 23, a resident of Ida Culver House Broadview passed away primarily from causes other than COVID-19, but had also been diagnosed with COVID-19 after admittance to the hospital for the other causes. We are saddened by these losses, and our hearts are with the families.

Media inquiries should be directed to our publicist, Natalie Quick 206-779-0489.

Please note that these pages are not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

 

 

* We test residents and staff for COVID-19 when we have reason to believe they may have been exposed, and we also test broadly periodically. Our ability to continue testing is contingent on being able to maintain adequate testing supplies and personal protective equipment.