FRAMINGHAM – As of April 8, Mary Ann Morse at Heritage in Framingham has had 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19, said Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp. President & CEO Lisa Kubiak.
“The first case is expected to fully recover by the end of this week,” said Kubiak.
“The other individual is doing well and is moving towards recovery,” said the CEO. The first case was made public by the facility on March 29.
“Numerous staff members have been tested; all tests have been negative,” said the CEO to SOURCE tonight, April 8.
“There are no tests pending for either residents or staff at this time,” said Kubiak.
“Regarding Personal Protective Equipment, our facilities are equipped with N95 masks, gloves, and gowns. Like any healthcare facility at this time, acquiring sufficient quantities of PPE is a challenge. We continue to seek out every possible avenue for acquiring additional equipment,” said Kubiak.
“Both Mary Ann Morse facilities continue to follow strict infectious disease protocols to prevent the spread of the virus. We have been and will continue to work with Public Health officials,” said the CEO.
The facility in the Nobscot section of Framingham said it is following, and in most cases exceeding, all mandates from the CDC, DPH, EOEA, and local Board of Health, including:
Medical screenings of all staff at the beginning of every shift
Allowing only the most essential direct care employees/service providers into the community
Taking Resident temperatures twice each day and monitoring for symptoms
Testing when Residents display any symptoms
“Again, the health and safety of our Residents and staff is paramount to us. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and strictly enforce every possible protocol to prevent the spread,” said Kubiak.