Friendship Terrace resident positive for COVID-19

Jun 12, 2020

Credit CDC

    A case of COVID-19 has been detected in a resident of Friendship Terrace assisted living facility in Homer. In an announcement today, Homer Senior Center, Inc., Executive Director Keren Kelley said they were notified shortly before midnight Thursday night of the positive result. 

    That is in addition to two cases of Covid-19 that have been discovered in the staff at Friendship Terrace this week, as first reported by The Homer News. 

    Kelley says Senior Center staff moved the resident into the facility’s Isolation Zone and began full isolation procedures. All other residents have been asked to stay in their apartments. Kelley says they are receiving support from the Homer Public Health Nurse, State Epidemiology and South Peninsula Hospital. 

    Kelley encourages all individuals to wear masks in public to prevent the rapid spread of the corona virus in the community.

    Homer Senior Citizens took early action when the pandemic threatened Alaska, cancelling congregate meals and closing adult day care services on March 13, as well as strictly limiting access to Friendship Terrace.