City to setup COVID-19 testing at West Loch Elderly Village

The City and County of Honolulu will be setting up COVID-19 testing for the residents of West Loch Elderly Village in ‘Ewa Beach after two individuals living at the property recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Detecting this virus at West Loch Elderly Village as soon as possible is key to preventing it from spreading to more of our kūpuna, loved ones, and friends living and working at the property”, said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “As this virus continues to spread on O‘ahu, please be considerate of these high-risk members of our island ‘ohana. Continue to wash your hands often, wear a face covering, and keep a safe physical distance in public to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

“I am deeply troubled and concerned that residents at the West Loch Elderly Village, which is in my district, have tested positive for the coronavirus,” said Council Chair Emeritus Ron Menor. “This is especially so because our kūpuna are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. It is my hope that City officials will follow up to ensure that those who were infected receive the appropriate care. I also urge the Department of Health, if they haven’t done so already, to proactively and immediately implement appropriate testing and contact tracing at the apartment complex to prevent the spread of the virus.”

The property manager of West Loch Elderly Village, Locations, Inc., sent out notices to tenants to inform them of the situation and its sanitation protocol. Management will be doing a thorough cleaning of all common areas including the laundry room, in addition to regular cleaning and maintenance.

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