Covia has established a COVID-19 Task Force and will provide updates to our communities and staff as well as to this website as the situation develops. Read our initial blog post here and our latest update here

Letter from Kevin Gerber, President and CEO

Covia has set up an email inbox at where you can reach the COVID-19 Incident Command Center with your questions, comments, or concerns. Please contact us and we will respond as soon as we can.

On April 15, San Francisco Towers reported two confirmed cases of COVID-19. We have posted further details and information here. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

On March 18, Covia was informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus) at Lytton Gardens, our Affordable Housing Community in Palo Alto. Read our blog post from March 18 for further information and details on our response. As of April 3, the case has been resolved and there have been no further cases reported at Lytton Gardens.

As of 5:00 pm, March 16, our Support Services office in Walnut Creek is closed in response to Shelter In Place orders given by the Contra Costa Department of Public Health. Support Services employees will continue working remotely and will be available during normal business hours. Covia Communities continue to operate and offer all essential services for our residents. 

We encourage individuals or organizations who won’t be able to meet in person to consider Well Connected as a great alternative. Contact us at  877.797.7299, or for more information. 

We are postponing this year’s Celtic Cup Golf Tournament & Gala Dinner, previously scheduled for April 27, 2020. We are working with Berkeley Country Club on summer dates.

We recommend the following sites for resources on the latest information and appropriate responses:

Our downloadable recommendations are available here.

Media inquiries: Contact Mary McMullin, Spokesperson, at

KRON reported on precautions being taken San Francisco Towers.

Bethany Center Senior Housing resident Margie Ramirez and Covia’s Chief Strategy and Advancement Officer Mary McMullin were interviewed for an NPR report on the lack of guidance for HUD housing related to Coronavirus. 

Senior Living Innovation Forum shared how Covia is Helping Seniors throughout the Country Stay ‘Well Connected’.

Senior Housing News reported on Covia’s Essential Support program for employees in this article

Latest update: 5.29.20