Two Branches residents test positive for Coronaviorus

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

Two residents of the Branches of North Attleborough have been hospitallized after they were confirmed positive for Coronavirus.

According to a statement released by the company, the residents are doing well and will remain out of the community until authorities give clearance to return.

We have enacted our response plan, which includes promptly contacting the public health authorities and following their guidance regarding any necessary quarantine for the residents and associates who had exposure to these individuals,” the statement read. “At this time, residents who were exposed are being quarantined, and associates who were exposed are staying out of the community.”

Staff will continue to closely monitor all residents, asking to take their temperatures daily and restricting non-essential visitors in an effort to reduce the potential spread of the virus.

Out of an abundance of caution, all residents—except those in memory care—stay in their apartments for the time being. Staff are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) while delivering care to all residents. The programming team is working hard to keep residents active and engaged creatively on their own with individualized activities. New resident move-ins have been suspended to provide additional protection and to further limit outside visitors.

Every resident, family member and associate is an important part of The Branches of North Attleboro family,” the statement read. “Understanding that this is a difficult time for all, everyone is working hard to remain in constant communication, supporting one another and keeping spirits high.”