COVID-19 Update:

Merrill Gardens at Burien

Update July 29:

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time. 

Update July 19:

There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time.  

Update July 10:

There are no additional cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time.

Update June 23:

Following community wide testing on June 20, there are two residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  One resident is receiving care away from the community and the other resident remains symptom free in isolation at the community.  There is one team member who tested positive and that individual will remain away from work until the quarantine period has passed.

Update June 19:

We want to let you know that a team member at the community has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual will remain away from the community until the quarantine period has passed.  As a result of this news and out of an abundance of caution, we will now be testing everyone at the community for the virus tomorrow, Friday, June 19 at the community.

The test will be conducted by our team – it takes just a few minutes and is relatively painless.  Once all the tests are completed, we expect to receive the results in a few days.  We believe that by testing everyone we will be able to act quickly and make any operational changes needed.  It is important to note that no other team members or residents are experiencing symptoms of the virus at this time.  We will continue with our daily temperature checks and we ask that residents alert us immediately if they feel ill.

Update June 9:

There are currently no residents or team members who have tested positive for the virus

Update May 28:

There are currently no residents or team members who have tested positive for the virus at our community. 

Update May 20:

We want to thank our residents and team members for their vigilance - there are no residents or team members with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community.

Update May 12:

We are pleased to report that there are no residents or team members with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community.

Update May 4:

There are no residents or team members with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time.

Update April 27:  

There are no residents or team members with confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time.

Update April 20:

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the community at this time.  We want to thank our residents and team members for continuing to follow our Enhanced Resident Protection Protocol.

Update April 13:

We are pleased to report that the team member who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered and there are no additional confirmed cases of the virus at the community.  Thank you to our residents and team members for their efforts in following our Enhanced Resident Protection Protocol.

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To All Residents, Family Members and Team Members at Merrill Gardens at Burien,

We want to let you know that a team member at the community has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual last worked in the community on Wednesday, March 18 and was tested after experiencing minor symptoms.  We are pleased to report that this team member is recovering well at home.  This individual will not return to work at the community until they are symptom free and the quarantine period has passed.  We are in touch with anyone who might have come into contact with this individual.  We are also continuing to do additional deep sanitation throughout the community.

No other residents or team members have tested positive for the virus at this time.

We have been operating under our Enhanced Resident Protection Protocol since March 17 and that will continue as outlined below:

Visitors: 

  • We will no longer allow visitors to enter the community at this time. 
  • If family members need to bring essential supplies to a resident, our team will meet them outside and deliver the items to the resident’s apartment.  

Dining: 

  • The dining room will now be closed.    
  • Residents will now receive all meals via cart service to their apartments.

Residents Remain in Apartments:

  • During this time, residents will need to remain in their apartments

Daily Temperature Checks:

  • We will continue checking residents and team members for fever symptoms each day.

March 17, 2020 UPDATE

We want to let you know that based on the Executive Order from Governor Jay Inslee today we are implementing our Enhanced Resident Protection Protocol for the Merrill Gardens communities in Washington.  The Governor has ordered the closure of all restaurants in the state and has limited gatherings to under 50 people.  Given these new restrictions and based on guidance from the local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe it is now important to take these additional steps.  Here is what that entails when it becomes effective on Tuesday March 17: 

Visitors: 

  • We will no longer allow visitors to enter the community at this time. 
  • If family members need to bring essential supplies to a resident, our team will meet them outside and deliver the items to the resident’s apartment.  

Dining: 

  • The dining room will now be closed.    
  • Residents will now receive all meals via cart service to their apartments.

Residents Remain in Apartments:

  • During this time, residents will need to remain in their apartments

Keeping in Touch:

  • We will be assisting residents with the use of technology to keep in touch with loved ones.

We understand that family members may choose to have a resident live with them during this time and our team will be able to accommodate you as needed.  We do ask that the resident remain with the family until we can resume normal operations.  Please coordinate with me before the resident returns so we can implement our screening protocol.

We thank you for your support and understanding and encourage you to please reach out to me if you have any specific questions.  We will also continue to provide updates with any new information via email and on the community website pages.  You can also reach out to us on our hotline at 206-676-5330.

It is often said that it takes a village and we are very grateful for the village of people that support our communities.