Center Communities of Brookline - COVID-19 Update

Learn about our actions to reduce risk for residents, families, and staff.

Center Communities of Brookline is actively responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and proactively doing whatever it takes to keep our community safe. This includes relying on the expertise of Hebrew SeniorLife’s Infection Control team and following all guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

As of June 2, there has been one confirmed case of COVID-19 at Center Communities of Brookline, at 100 Centre Street, and sadly that resident passed away. We send our deepest sympathies to the resident's family. There have been no confirmed cases since April 25. We will update our case reporting every Tuesday.

All residents are self-sheltering in their apartments, with significant supports and services being provided directly to them. This includes efforts to reduce the social isolation that they, like all Americans, are experiencing at this time. These difficult but necessary mitigation strategies give us the ability to quickly identify and contain any new individual infections, and prevent wider outbreaks.

Resident Services and Operations

Residents should not leave their apartment unless they have an essential offsite medical appointment (such as dialysis) or another critical reason that should be discussed with management prior to leaving the community. 

The no visitor policy put into effect on March 13 continues. The only people allowed in resident homes are those who are providing direct, hands-on care.

While our strong preference is for residents to avoid going outside, we recognize how important this activity is for residents. We ask residents who do go outside to:

  • Walk alone
  • Do not socialize within 10 feet of another person
  • Do not go into any stores or other places of business
  • Upon returning, avoid touching any surfaces until they are back in their home and immediately wash their hands thoroughly for at least 30 seconds

Programming is being provided to residents via their telephones and other virtual methods. We are putting together a rich calendar of events that residents can access by simply dialing a phone number and entering a meeting ID number.

  • All mail is disinfected and delivered to resident apartments the day after it is received at CCB. Outgoing mail is picked up at the same time.
  • Same-day laundry pickup and dropoff at each resident's apartment is provided once a week.
  • Trash is picked up outside resident doors twice per week. 
  • Residents should have all medications delivered if possible.
  • Residents may order grocery staples and other essentials through our CCB grocery service using the form that is provided to them every week. Orders will be delivered between Wednesday and Friday the following week.
  • Groceries and other essentials can also be ordered online or dropped off by family or friends to the resident’s building. Items are disinfected and delivered to the resident’s apartment.
  • Residents may purchase lunch or dinner from CCB’s Skyline Café by calling the front desk and it will be delivered to their apartment.

Residents should contact management immediately at 617-363-8100 if they have symptoms of illness. They should remain in their apartment and also call their primary care doctor. Any resident returning to CCB after a hospitalization must contact call 617-363-8100 before returning to review the appropriate protocols for their particular situation.

The primary care practice is only open for emergency visits, although they may be available for telephone visits. Please call first.

Snapshots from CCB