Two staffers test positive for Covid-19 at Autumn Glen

Apr 27, 2020

Two employees at the Autumn Glen assisted living facility in Dartmouth have tested positive for Covid-19 — and none of the residents have been tested yet, according to a spokesperson for the parent Northbridge Companies.

Vice President of Marketing at Northbridge Jennifer Hastings said that both members of staff went home as soon as they felt sick last week, and are currently resting in isolation.

None of the Cross Road facility’s 65 residents are showing any signs of illness, she noted, and as of April 27 there are no plans in the works to have the residents tested.

“We’re certainly monitoring residents for any changes, any signs or symptoms,” she said. “Certainly we would address that if the occasion arises.”

Hastings added that each resident would need a physician’s order to be tested.

“If a family member wished to have a parent tested, they could do that,” she said.

According to Hastings, Autumn Glen and other Northbridge facilities have provided masks, protective eyewear, and gloves to all staffers to use during their shifts, and are currently screening everyone entering the facilities. Non-essential visitors are prohibited.

Residents are also asked to self-quarantine in their apartments, she said.

“We’re all in this together,” added Hastings. “We’re doing our best to make sure that we keep our residents and associates safe and healthy.”