We understand how meaningful frequent communication is to our community. In an effort to provide efficient communication we will continue to update the chart below. The table below includes updated numbers describing the state of COVID-19 at Maples. We thank you in advance for your support in the challenging days ahead, and we wish you all safety and health.



COVID-19 Updates

June 5, 2020
State of COVID-19 Number
Residents: recovering 16
Residents: current active positive 8
Residents: cumulative affected 34
Staff: currently positive 13
Staff: recovered 15
Staff: cumulative affected 27
PPE Available? Yes

May 29, 2020

As of today we have 8 current active COVID-19 positive residents and we are pleased to share that 16 residents are recovering since being confirmed positive, we celebrate their improving each day. Sadly, one resident has passed away since last week. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and staff, our thoughts and prayers are with all who suffer the loss of loved ones in this battle.

Our strategy to mitigate and to manage disease spread is guided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These efforts include the following measures: enhancing infection control precautions, restricting access to the building, screening residents, staff, & essential visitors for the expanded list of COVID-19 symptoms, Testing all staff & residents for COVID-19, Continuing to suspend all resident communal activities.

We couldn't be more proud of our front-line and essential staff for their continued heroic efforts, compassion and dedication to their residents. Thank you for your continued support.

May 22, 2020

Thank you for your continued patience and support as Maples navigates the present public health crisis. As of today there are 24 COVID positive residents. Sadly, we must report that this past week three COVID-19 positive residents have passed away. We extend our deepest condolences to the families who loved them and to the staff who cared for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those grieving the pains of this unprecedented time. There are currently 15 staff recovering at home and 12 who have returned to work.

On May 10th we shared that the National Guard had completed baseline testing of residents and staff, as a result the staff testing positive were required to isolate at home regardless of their symptom status. In response to the absences created we reached out to and received support from the Commonwealths clinical response team. The team assigned to Maples consisted of 14 members of the National Guard; a doctor, a nurse, a paramedic and 11 EMTs. The team was split up across all three shifts and worked in cooperation with Maples staff to assure consistent care to your loved one. In addition to direct care, National Guard staff provided doffing and donning instruction to non-clinical staff, this will allow the staff to enter the isolation spaces and continue to provide ancillary support in their non-clinical role. This was a collaborative relationship with the National Guard taking lead from Maples Staff, it was a positive experience and provided us with additional coverage while staff recovered at home. The National Guard used the Maples Little Angels daycare space (closed since March 13) as their home base, truly a new meaning for Maples Little Angels.

We are very proud of the strength and dedication shown by our staff throughout this pandemic. Our strategy to mitigate and to manage disease spread is guided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These efforts include the following measures: enhancing infection control precautions, restricting access to the building, screening residents, staff, & essential visitors for the expanded list of COVID-19 symptoms, Testing all staff & residents for COVID-19, Continuing to suspend all resident communal activities.

We thank you in advance for your support in the challenging days ahead, and we wish you all safety and health.

  • May 13, 2020 Update