While they didn’t give exact numbers, a retirement and assisted living community in Hoquiam is working to prevent an outbreak of norovirus. In a press release this morning they said “Channel Point Village has responded to the recent outbreak of the norovirus. Staff is taking all necessary precautions to keep the virus contained, including serving meals to residents in their apartments to prevent contamination.

“We take this situation very seriously and are working diligently to ensure the health of our residents,” said Tracy Willis, director of corporate development of Village Concepts.

Families have been informed and are working with Channel Point staff to follow appropriate protocol and interventions as outlined by the Department of Health.

A source tells us they are allowing visitors, and are asking that they take extra precaution to help prevent the spread further.

Village Concepts is a third-generation family-owned business that owns and operates retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state, including Bothell, Burien, Covington, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Hoquiam, Issaquah, Marysville, Milton, Moses Lake, Oak Harbor, Port Angeles and Sedro-Woolley. For more information about Village Concepts, visit www.VillageConcepts.com.