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VT: Senior Living Concerns Over Coronavirus

Erin Brown - Apr 3, 2020

Senior living facilities in Chittenden County are on high alert after three people connected to Pinecrest in Essex Junction died of COVID-19. Now, people whose elderly parents live in similar communities are wondering if they’re safe. Three women whose parents live at Taft Farm are worried about cross-contamination between Taft Farm and Pinecrest since they’re both...

TN: Health Department Identifies Memphis Assisted Living Facility With COVID-19 Outbreak

Katherine Burgess - Apr 3, 2020

Carriage Court of Memphis , located at 1645 W. Massey Road, has been identified as the East Memphis assisted living facility where an outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has occurred. The Shelby County Health Department identified the facility in an email Wednesday morning.  Altogether, there are six known cases of COVID-19 at the facility, including five residents and...

MA: Littleton Assisted Living Facility Failed to Comply With Coronavirus Protocol

- Apr 3, 2020

Officials in one Massachusetts town are expressing concern that an assisted living facility has failed to comply with COVID-19 protocol after a staff member and a patient both tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Littleton Director of Public Health Jim Garreffi said that Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley failed to cooperate with health agents who responded to the facility after the...

NY: Kingsway in Schenectady Confirms COVID-19 Death

Pete DeMola - Apr 3, 2020

A Kingsway Manor Assisted Living resident has died from coronavirus, Kingsway confirmed on Tuesday.  A 92 year-old woman received a positive test result and died on Sunday, said Kingsway spokesperson Sharon Sleicher. Cheyenne Provost said her grandmother was transported to Ellis Hospital on Thursday after having difficulty breathing.  After testing positive for...

CA: 5 Residents At Pacifica Nursing Home Test Positive For COVID-19; 1 Patient Dead

Joe Vasquez - Apr 3, 2020

Another Bay Area nursing home was impacted by the coronavirus outbreak as five people at the Pacifica Nursing Rehab Center tested positive for COVID-19. One of the patients has died. The city’s mayor said a handful of residents tested positive at the small nursing facility along Esplanade Avenue, but she only confirmed the five cases. “Those folks who have contracted...
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