According to an official Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard document that was posted on their website, it has been found that the New England Homes for the Deaf has reported at least 30 cases of COVID-19 residents and staff. They have only 81 beds.
According to their website:
New England Homes for the Deaf, founded in 1901, is a life plan community that offers a continuum of care to Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing seniors, including independent living, rest home, skilled nursing community, Deaf senior centers, short-term rehabilitation services, respite care services and hospice care.
The community has come together to help New England Homes for the Deaf fight the COVID-19 such as the Feed the Fight Boston brought their staff of 70 meals to eat. The Beverly School for the Deaf and other local children wrote cards and letters and dropped them off to their front door. The Gloucester Education Foundation organized an effort to make 100 face shields a day by using 3-D printers. They provided these shield for free and donated 50 shields to New England Homes for the Deaf.
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