Resident · 2020 - 2021
I live at 601 Bond in Grand Rapids. Recently there was a COVID outbreak in the building in which multiple staff members and residents were infected. After finding out that several staff members tested positive, Hayman (the current mgmt group) made a conscious decision not to alert their residents. I got on a plane to visit a sick family member the day after Hayman knew multiple staff had been infected. I still had no symptoms so was completely unaware that I may be infected and spreading the virus. I then spent time with my cousin who has abdominal mesothelia. If infected with COVID, he would most likely die. I only found out there had been an outbreak through a casual text conversation with a staff member the day I started experiencing symptoms. That is when I learned that upper management at Hayman knew about the outbreak for several days, and chose to keep all residents in the dark. I immediately got tested and of course was positive. I then reached out to other friends in the building and learned that multiple residents had been infected with Covid in the past few days. Still, no email was sent out by Hayman alerting residents of the outbreak. I then spoke with the General Manager of Hayman and told him that multiple residents now in addition to the staff have tested positive. I urged him to send out an email to residents just to be safe, so that they would take extra precautions and avoid public places or visiting high risk family members for the time being. Instead, he sent out a vague email going over standard covid protocols and mentioned nothing about the multiple positive cases among staff and residents in the building. All I tried to get them to do was help stop the spread of the virus by making residents aware of an outbreak in the building. No one's name or private information needed to be exposed. It is this kind of contact tracing and honesty that helps to stop the spread. Instead, Hayman has gone out of their way not to share this information with residents. I pray that no one dies as a result of their actions. If this sounds like the kind of people you want running your building, then this is the place for you.
601 Bond Apartments Manager
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrust our community into unknown territory. We recognize this is a frightening time and that many in our community have faced both health and economic impacts. We are here to try to help. The last thing anyone wants is to lose a safe place to call home. Unfortunately, there has been misinformation circulating online about what the current crisis means for those who rent their homes. If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact us at [email protected] or (833) 846-2840.Our hope is to eliminate any confusion and be completely transparent. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.