Sadly, a 12th person has died from Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, connected to the COVID-19 outbreak there. They passed away on Oct. 12 at a Portland hospital.
Wasco County has now had 15 deaths related to COVID-19.
The deaths at Flagstone have occurred among residents of the facility’s memory support unit, where all 30 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Staff and family of staff also contracted COVID in the outbreak.
All memory support unit residents were transferred to Emerson House Portland, a facility that specializes in Memory Care and has a dedicated COVID-19 wing. This was done to 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.