COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

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UPDATED: 04/15/2021

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.

COVID-19

The vaccinated staff member we reported to you yesterday was confirmed positive via antigen testing.  This staff member worked on the North and South units. Please see below for mandated changes to our visitation policy which will be in effect for the next 14 days.  Please call your social worker with any questions.  The other staff member referenced yesterday tested negative on both PCR and antigen testing confirming the initial test was a false positive.

VISITATION POLICY

Visitation on the South and North units at the Kline Galland Home will be limited to window visits, outdoor visits, or compassionate visits for the next 14 days. No other units are affected at this time. Visits at The Summit at First Hill can continue as planned at this time.

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.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask and other PPE directed by the staff at all times regardless of vaccination status. 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.

RESOURCES

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
CEO


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