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 latest update here. You can find the data tracking cases of COVID-19 in Covia’s communities on this page

We have developed some guidelines on Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely, which can be easily applied to any holiday or other event.  We strongly encourage you not to celebrate in person with those outside your immediate household, and to find creative ways to connect with your loved ones remotely. 

Our communities have begun to receive vaccination clinics through their pharmacy partners, with more scheduled throughout the next two months. LeadingAge has a page of COVID-19 vaccine information and resources on their website here. The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine has also created a Q & A document, which we have posted on our website here.

Depending upon the rate of infection in the surrounding county, communities can offer opportunities for family members to have in-person visits or for potential residents to take tours. Please contact the community directly to plan your visit.

We urge everyone to get a flu shot this year, if at all possible. Please talk to your health care provider or visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ to find a location near you. 

Update from the Cabinet 

Letter from Kevin Gerber, President and CEO

Covia has set up an email inbox at C19info@covia.org 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.

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 coviaconnections@covia.org for more information. 

If you would like to support Covia’s programs and services, you can make a difference to seniors in need by making a gift through the Covia Foundation at covia.org/donate. If you would like to contact the Foundation for further information on donating to a particular program or need, please contact Katharine Miller, Executive Director, at kmiller@covia.org

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 mmcmullin@covia.org.

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: 1.21.21