Gulf Shores, AL [July 28, 2020] – After an employee self-reported a positive COVID test result, the nursing staff at Haven Memory Care conducted 66 on-site COVID-19 tests among all memory care residents and staff members.

Out of 66 tests, 65 test results came back negative with 1 additional employee testing positive. The two confirmed positive employees have remained quarantined from the community.

Since the threat of COVID-19 began, the care staff at Haven Memory Care have practiced sanitation and disinfection procedures each shift on a daily basis throughout the entire community.

Community Senior Life is following all local and state department of health requirements included employee screening prior to contact with residents and the staff-wide usage of face masks while on duty. Haven Memory Care is continuing to practice universal precautions:

  • Disinfecting/cleaning protocols;
  • Hand washing and personal hygiene
  • Wearing appropriate personal protection equipment
  • And, social distancing both in the community and encouraging employees to do so while off duty

Furthermore, the nursing staff at Haven Memory Care screens each resident for fever and respiratory symptoms twice daily.

All Haven Memory Care residents are staying within the community for care, service, and meals per previous Community Senior Life protocols. We will continue to prohibit families, volunteers, and non-essential providers from visiting the community as put into effect on March 20, 2020.

Questions about your loved one’s care can be directed to Haven Memory Care Executive Director, Sarah Burgess. She can be reached by dialing the main office at 251-923-2800.

Our warmest thoughts are with our employees and we hope for a full and speedy recovery. Haven Memory Care, under Community Senior Life ownership, has a history of superior compliance with specialty care assisted living state regulations. Together, we continue to do everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading to any of our other employees or residents. We will continue to post updates as they arise via social media, our Community Senior Life website, and internal communications with our employees, residents, and family members.

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience.


Community Senior Life is owned and operated by Community Health Systems located in Orange Beach, AL. CSL is a family of not-for-profit healthcare-related organizations specializing in senior independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities throughout Alabama. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for an ever-growing senior population, each organization within the CSL family is committed to meeting the social, spiritual, physical, and financial needs of its residents through innovative services in safe and caring environments. For more information, visit