Sadly, an 11th person has died at Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, connected to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak there. They passed away on Oct. 6.
Wasco County has now had 14 deaths related to COVID-19.
The deaths at Flagstone have occurred among residents of the facility’s memory support unit, where all 30 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Staff and family of staff have also contracted COVID in the outbreak.
Most of the memory support unit residents are being transferred to Emerson House Portland, a facility that specializes in Memory Care and has a dedicated COVID-19 wing. This will ensure the appropriate level of care is available to these residents, as Flagstone has experienced staffing shortages.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Flagstone staff. They have endured long, demanding hours and have remained steadfast in caring for some of the most fragile members of our community. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one during this time.