Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday that she would investigate the spread of COVID-19 at a Littleton assisted living facility where at least a third of the residents have contracted the virus.
The investigation into whether the operators of Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley were negligent in their care for patients is the second such probe launched by Healey's office after her investigation into the outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home.
"My heart goes out to families who've lost loved ones, and the vulnerable residents and staff still in nursing homes," Healey wrote on Twitter, sharing the news of her investigation.
The Baker administration's daily COVID-19 dashboard indicates that Nashoba Valley is a 120-bed facility that has had more than 30 cases of the coronavirus.
Healey's investigation was applauded by Congresswoman Lori Trahan, a Westford Democrat whose district includes the Life Care Center in Littleton.
"Life Care Centers of America knew how contagious and lethal this virus was when the first outbreak hit their Kirkland, Washington facility back in February. Nevertheless, over two months later, more than 20 residents and health care workers at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley have died and dozens have tested positive. Worse yet, each of their 12 facilities in Massachusetts has reported more than 30 COVID-19 positive cases and half are presently not in adherence with the Department of Public Health's latest Clinical Audit," Trahan said.