CORONAVIRUS: Jefferson Square office building closed for weekend cleaning after tenant reports ‘direct contact with a confirmed case’

Multiple sources have sent us a letter posted in the Jefferson Square office building, on the north side of the center, saying the building is closed this weekend for cleaning, because “It has been reported that one of the tenants in the office building … has had direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.” Here’s the entire letter:

No information on which tenant or how the exposed person is doing. The office building’s access is largely separate from the retail businesses that ring the center.

9 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Jefferson Square office building closed for weekend cleaning after tenant reports 'direct contact with a confirmed case'"

  • Judy Krebs March 13, 2020 (9:44 pm)

    I was at the vet there on Tuesday – my dog needed a blood test after starting a new medication and I could not put it off – and have not received any notifications. If it’s that office I would hope they would call back people who had appointments this week so we can act accordingly. 

    • Erin98126 March 14, 2020 (9:42 am)

      How about you call them rather than making negative assumptions? They’re open. I talked to both a receptionist and a doctor yesterday. The doctor called 45 minutes after they closed so they may be short-staffed and are doing their best.

      • Judy Krebs March 14, 2020 (10:12 am)

        Thanks, I gave them a call. It wasn’t the vet. The letter says the whole building is closed until Monday so I didn’t think they would be open. Time is of the essence for self-quarantining. On our walk this morning someone who is in a position to know told me it wasn’t the vet but it made sense to follow up myself.

  • M March 13, 2020 (11:30 pm)

    Is the tenant Bartell’s as I was there yesterday.  They should let us know if it was any of the retailers.

    • WSB March 14, 2020 (12:00 am)

      The note seems to be pretty clear that it’s the office building, not a retailer.

      • Sue L. March 14, 2020 (11:33 am)

        I hope they have finished the work on the outside stairs that had been ongoing during the week.

  • Scarlett March 14, 2020 (8:36 am)

    Can you find out if that includes the vet office?

  • Jen March 14, 2020 (10:07 am)

    I’m at the West Seattle Animal Hospital right now for an appointment, and they are open.

  • DD March 14, 2020 (11:17 am)

    Everyone needs to assume wherever  they go, they’ll be passing by, or in contact with someone who may have this virus.  It can be transmitted before people have symptoms, or even suspect they have it themselves. The best thing we can do is maintain distance, be mindful of what we touch, do not touch our faces, wash hands and exposed areas thoroughly, clean cellphones and surfaces we touch with disinfectant and  avoid extended time in populated settings. I still see folks coughing without covering their coughs, sneezing and wiping their nose with their hands, etc.   Just remember that even if you don’t see it happening in front of you, who knows what occurred ten minutes before you arrived. 

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