Once Cheered As Town’s Oldest, 103-Year-Old Among Residents At Coronavirus-Stricken Commons | WAMC

Once Cheered As Town’s Oldest, 103-Year-Old Among Residents At Coronavirus-Stricken Commons

Mar 27, 2020

As positive cases of COVID-19 mount at a Williamstown, Massachusetts nursing home, family members of the residents are reacting.

Sergio Demo’s mother, Filomena, has been a resident of Williamstown Commons for the past five years. Now that cases of coronavirus have spiked from 1 on Tuesday to 14 on Friday, Demo says he’s concerned – but has confidence in the center and its staff. WAMC asked him what he’d say to his mother if he had the chance.

“I’d say mom, stay safe," said Demo. "We’re going to get you to April 8th, which is her 104th birthday. And we’ll get a cake, and we’ll celebrate.”

On Friday, the center said that 23 of its 134 residents have been tested, with 14 positives, 5 negatives, and 4 awaiting results.