Marian Manor COVID-19, 05/08/2020

Marian Manor, a historic landmark of a Nursing Home in South Boston, confirmed to The Boston Globe that as of Thursday evening, over 100 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 10 had passed away. 

Following their article, we watched crews from Boston EMS respond back to back reports of cardiac arrests around 21:45 in the evening of May 8th. The two calls we witnessed both ended in field terminations, adding at least two more patients to the death toll at the facility as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We reached out to Boston Public Health Commission for updated numbers on deaths and COVID-19 tracking at the facility however we were told this information is being withheld because of privacy concerns. Though the information is technically not covered by HIPAA or other form of legal protection and the facility had self reported statistics earlier in the week the Commision still refused to provide further on the matter. 

Per the Globe article, “US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, said he, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and other officials have been in daily contact with Marian Manor administrators.” Lynch goes on to elaborate, “From the outset, they have recognized the seriousness of COVID-19 and have taken all the necessary steps to create a safe environment for their residents and staff, all while providing the type of highly personal care necessary for their residents.”