4 residents at Portland retirement community test positive for coronavirus

Four residents at Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living in Portland tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson said Saturday.The last positive test in a resident was on April 2.“We have provided ongoing notifications to residents, their family members and staff of Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living with each confirmed case of COVID-19. Our heartfelt wishes go out to all members of our community and their families who have been affected by this virus,” officials said in a statement.Ashton Gardens officials said they have been in close contact with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and continue to follow direction given by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Facility officials said they implemented safety measures in mid-March to limit the spread of the virus, and on March 27 enhanced the measures when residents were asked to shelter in their apartments.As of Friday, there have been 827 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

Four residents at Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living in Portland tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson said Saturday.

The last positive test in a resident was on April 2.

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“We have provided ongoing notifications to residents, their family members and staff of Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living with each confirmed case of COVID-19. Our heartfelt wishes go out to all members of our community and their families who have been affected by this virus,” officials said in a statement.

Ashton Gardens officials said they have been in close contact with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and continue to follow direction given by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Facility officials said they implemented safety measures in mid-March to limit the spread of the virus, and on March 27 enhanced the measures when residents were asked to shelter in their apartments.

As of Friday, there have been 827 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.