March 27th Update
We continue to maintain our communities on a voluntary in-apartment isolation, aligning to the stay-at-home orders and recommendations from the state and federal governments.
To continue to engage our residents during this challenging time, our Life Enrichment team is continuously innovating: from the digital programming additions with new episodes of Aegis Live, to new art instruction classes and supplies headed to each community, to future memoir writing programs in development. We have also added hallway entertainment programs that allow residents to stay safe in their apartments but give them a sense of being together – enjoying music, games and other activities with doors open.
Aegis Living Marymoor was able to welcome back several residents from the hospital and they are doing well. We now have seven residents, previously diagnosed with COVID-19 fully recovered, based on updated guidance from the CDC, and approval from our medical advisors at University of Washington Infectious Diseases. The community remains in full quarantine and we continue to maintain strict infection control and protection protocols. While the team remains vigilant, the community received some delayed results from tests taken in prior weeks. Specifically, two residents were sent out to the hospital last week and we received confirmation of a positive test result for both. They will remain in the hospital as they recover, and they and their families are in our thoughts. We also had a staff member that has not been in the community since March 8th, share that they had a confirmed positive test result. The staff member is recovering at home and will not return to work until fully cleared.
Our Granada Hills community was undergoing extra precautions after an exposure from their Medical Director that tested positive for COVID-19. Today, they passed the 14-day period since the doctor last visited the community. Thankfully, there have been no confirmed cases among any of our residents or staff during this time. The community remains vigilant with sanitation and protection practices but will not be on extra precautionary measures starting today.
While our efforts are ongoing to keep all residents and staff safe, a staff member in Aegis Living Issaquah has tested positive for coronavirus. After learning that this staff member’s mother tested positive, we took the precautionary measure of asking the team member to remain home on a 14-day quarantine. They have not been in the community since March 15th. All Issaquah residents will be evaluated twice a day for temperature and oxygen saturation, and we are asking all staff to wear appropriate personal protective equipment as an additional precaution. We will continue to evaluate each staff member prior to their shifts. At this time, there are no other confirmed cases at the community.
In accordance with the Governors’ directives in Washington and California, we have stopped construction of all Aegis Living communities in development.