Autumn Glen has seen 14 Covid cases during pandemic

Jun 6, 2020

The Autumn Glen assisted living facility on Cross Road has had a total of fourteen staff and residents test positive for Covid-19 since the first two staff members came down with the virus in late April.

Dartmouth’s assisted living facilities and nursing homes are among the hardest hit groups for coronavirus, as Bliss Corner nursing home Brandon Woods still has more than 30 cases of Covid-19 in the aftermath of an outbreak that left 22 residents dead.

Two other assisted living facilities, the Residence at Cedar Dell and the Cottages at Dartmouth Village, both have between one and ten Covid-19 cases, according to data released by the state on June 3.

Jennifer Hastings, Vice President of Marketing at Autumn Glen parent company Northbridge, stated that the facility has seen six associates and eight residents test positive. The associates are recovering at home and the residents are self-quarantining in their apartments.

Hastings said that the facility has tested all residents and staff for the virus, and that there is plenty of personal protective equipment for everyone. 

“We’ve tested the entire community,” she said. “The great part about that is it helps give you a baseline and lets you know if there are any asymptomatic cases.”

The community has also been able to keep up with staffing, Hastings noted.

“We’re doing very well and we’re getting through this together,” she added. “The associates are true heroes.”