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TN: Six Cases of COVID-19 Found at East Memphis Assisted Living Facility

- Mar 31, 2020

Health officials said Monday they are dealing with an outbreak of six cases of COVID-19 at an East Memphis assisted living facility. The Health Department has tested 22 people at the facility, including residents and staff. So far, four tests have returned positive, 14 were negative and four were still pending. Two more people had already tested positive by the time the health department...

TX: Residents at College Station Assisted Living Facility Test Positive for COVID-19

- Mar 31, 2020

The Brazos County Health District says residents at The Waterford at College Station assisted living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. "This is a devastating situation, and we have been and will continue to be in close collaboration with the facility’s administration to provide education and guidance moving forward. Through this dialogue, we have learned that prior...

FL: Infections Trickle in to Senior Care Facilities as Operators Warn They Can’t Keep Coronavirus Out

Mario Ariza and Brooke Baitinger - Mar 31, 2020

As infections seep into South Florida’s assisted-living facilities one by one, operators of many long-term care facilities are warning that — try as they might — they can’t keep the new coronavirus out. Two more facilities have been hit by the virus. Two residents and one team member are infected at Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, the facility said. An...

FL: Nursing Homes Become Solitary Confinement Amid COVID-19

Kate Santich and Martin Comas - Mar 31, 2020

Nearly every day, Michelle Dettlaff sits outside the glass door of an Altamonte Springs assisted living facility to see her 81-year-old mother, who sits on the other side. Sometimes Dettlaff will reach out and press her hand against the glass. It’s as close as the mother and daughter are permitted to be. “It sucks,” said Dettlaff, 52, whose mother suffers from dementia,...

MA: 'It's Heartbreaking': Worcester Nursing Home Residents Moved

Adrian Ma - Mar 30, 2020

Residents of a nursing facility in Worcester are being moved out to make room for patients who require ongoing treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester is the first of what will be multiple nursing homes converted for ongoing coronavirus care. It's part of an effort by the Massachusetts...
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