COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

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UPDATED: 05/20/2021

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.


There is no new COVID-19 activity to report at the Kline Galland Home and visitation limitations have been lifted. Please see our “Visitation Policy” section below for more details.

A culinary staff member at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. This vaccinated staff member is asymptomatic, and is currently at home under the supervision of their personal physician.


Per Department of Health guidelines at the Kline Galland Home, we have received results of our facility-wide testing and all results have returned negative. All visitation restrictions at the Kline Galland Home are lifted at this time and the Kline Galland Home can now accept appointments for indoor and outdoor visitation.

At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule your visits with your social worker, who will help facilitate your visit. Our Social Services department will be happy to schedule your visit and explain the conditions for the visitation to ensure your safety, along with the safety of residents and staff.

At The Summit at First Hill, please communicate your planned visits with the Concierge. If you have questions regarding the visitation policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge.

We have been advised by the Department of Health that visitors must keep masks on during in-person visits—even if all parties are vaccinated and the visit occurs outside. No meals are allowed to be shared either inside or outside. Once we receive updated guidelines we will adjust the rules accordingly. You are not required to validate your vaccination status, but will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the Governor’s rule regarding the current Visitation Policy. Thank you for your adherence.


Kline Galland remains deeply grateful for the philanthropic support that our community has shown us. As we continue navigating a course through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, please know your ongoing generosity remains important to sustain our operations. For more information on how you can help, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at or by phone at (206) 456-9702.


If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

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