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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...

MA: Nursing Home Halts Residents’ Move After a Positive COVID-19 Test, Families Say

Robert Weisman - Apr 3, 2020

The Central Massachusetts nursing home that was being converted into the state’s first COVID-19 recovery center has halted its hurried relocation of residents after one who was preparing to move tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the adult children of two residents. Governor Charlie Baker said Monday that he hoped to open the recovery center at Beaumont...

NJ: 8 Dead in NJ Nursing Home COVID-19 Outbreak

Brian Thompson - Apr 3, 2020

At least eight people are dead and "many others" infected after a COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Wanaque, the mayor said in a letter to local residents. Mayor Dan Mahler said he learned of the deaths at the Lakeland Nursing Home on Fifth Avenue on Sunday morning. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said he was directing the state's health commissioner to provide whatever aid was...
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