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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise At Williamstown Commons

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 20 at a nursing home in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Williamstown Commons reported its first case of coronavirus on March 24th. One resident – 86-year-old Martha Robare – died from the virus on Saturday, while another was moved to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. The rest of the cases are being dealt with inside the facility. 

“Since we started dealing with this particular virus we started to move residents who were testing positive on to one unit so that they could be cared for by the same team in one area of the building to limit exposure to other residents,” said Lisa Gaudet, Vice President of Communications for Berkshire Healthcare.

There are over 130 residents at Williamstown Commons.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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