Coronavirus Updates

August 5, 2021: 

On June 30th, Governor Inslee announced and the full re-opening of the state.  Individual businesses may continue to require masks at their discretion.

In response to the rising COVID case counts the increasing reports of vaccinated individuals contracting and transmitting new variants of COVID, and the approaching flu season Emerald Heights has re-initiated the following:

  • Masks, effectively covering ones nose and mouth, are required in all common areas for all staff, residents, visitors, and vendors – regardless of vaccination status.
  • Non-residents will not be allowed to dine in the dining rooms of Emerald Heights or the Coffee Shop.
  • Visitors and guests will not be allowed to use the Fitness Center or Pool
  • Employees, vendors, and visitors will continue to be screened with Washington Department of Health recommended health questions and temperatures at the front entry.
  • Employees, vendors, and visitors who do not pass the screening questions are not being allowed on campus.
  • Indoor and outdoor amenity spaces are open to residents and their guests.
  • All riders and staff must wear masks while utilizing Emerald Height’s transportation services.
  • Corwin Center skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care are following the guidance of the Governor’s Safe Start for LTC Plan.
    • Visits with a Corwin Center resident continue to require pre-approval
    • To receive approval and schedule a visit, please contact Alexandra Clark at 425-556-8186 or alexandrac@emeraldheights.com

Residents and staff are urged to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for prevention of any viral respiratory illness, including frequent hand washing, practice of good cough etiquette, advising those exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, or in direct contact with those exhibiting symptoms (sore throat, cough, fever) to remain at home until symptom free for 72 hours.  Thank you for your support and understanding as we work diligently to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of residents and staff.   As this is a rapidly changing situation we recommend for the most current information about COVID-19, visit the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, Department of Health https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus, or King County https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx websites.  We have also established a COVID-19 message hotline at 425.556.8187; this hotline is monitored Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 5 pm.  Messages left on the hotline after hours and on weekends will be picked up the next business day.