REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A longtime worker at a Redmond senior community is among those claimed by COVID-19.
Emerald Heights said in an emailed statement Friday the employee had worked there for 27 years before she died Monday. It declined to release further information about her identity or her job, citing privacy concerns, except to say she worked in a non-clinical capacity serving residents throughout its campus.
Emerald Heights, which comprises a skilled nursing facility called the Corwin Center as well as independent living apartments, previously announced that a staff member had tested positive March 8.
One resident of the Corwin Center subsequently tested positive, as did four residents of the independent living community — one of whom has died.
The facility said in a statement posted on its website Thursday it has no information about any other employees testing positive for the new coronavirus, but others are sick. It has closed its campus to non-essential visitors.