Emerald Heights Coronavirus Updates
October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021:
For the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff, and residents, the following interventions remain in place at Emerald Heights:
- 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.
To schedule a visit in Corwin Center, please visit our Family Visits tab on our main page https://calendly.com/corwin-center-emerald-heights to take you directly to our scheduling site, where you choose your area of visitation, date, time, and enter your information.
If your visitation request does not fit the calendar parameters of two people, on the hour, indoors, please contact Alex Clark directly at 425-556-8186 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you to find a solution.
Earlier this summer Governor Inslee mandated all Washington long term care workers be vaccinated and on August 18th the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, in collaboration with the CDC, announced something similar for all Medicare and Medicaid participating nursing homes across the country. In preparation of these required vaccinations for staff, and the newly announced recommendation for fully vaccinated residents and staff to receive a third vaccine shot, on-site vaccination clinics have been scheduledfor residents and staff. The first vaccination clinic for residents receiving third vaccine (booster) shots was held September 30th; a second clinic for residents and staff is scheduled for October 7th.
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.