Whistleblower nursing home worker, 59, dies from coronavirus after she accused Massachusetts facility where ten residents have died from the virus of a cover-up and claimed they failed to test staff

A Massachusetts nurse has died from coronavirus after she quit working at a home due to management's handling of the outbreak.
Maria Krier, 59, complained last month about what was going on at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley, where as of Friday 10 residents had died and 67 were infected.
Krier got sick two weeks ago and died in hospital on Friday.
Speaking shortly after she quit in early April, she claimed that bosses at the Littletown facility keep it quiet that one resident had tested positive for COVID-19, and put others at risk.
'They discovered this particular woman had it. They never told anybody,' Krier told WCVB. 'We kept waiting for the ball to drop. Like, when are you going to tell us we're exposed to it?'
Nurse Maria Krier, 59, got sick two weeks ago and died  fro coronavirus on Friday
Nurse Maria Krier, 59, got sick two weeks ago and died  fro coronavirus on Friday
Krier blew the whistle, claiming there was a lack of care for patients exhibiting symptoms. She said there was no initiative to protect workers and patients. 
Littleton officials said they 'were stonewalled by officials at Life Care Centers' after they tried to trace contact and identify people who had been in close contact with an infected resident. 
Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley confirmed Krier had passed away and said she worked for there a short time. 
'We are deeply saddened by the passing of one our associates during these challenging times the country is experiencing,' regional vice president, Kate O'Connor, said in a statement. 'Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.
'We are fighting a virus that is still largely unknown, and our nurses and staff continue to provide the best care given the guidance we have received from both federal and local health agencies.' 
The National Guard came in to test the rest of the patients but no staff were tested at the time. 
Krier claimed that bosses at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littletown, Massachusetts (pictured) 'discovered this particular woman had it. They never told anybody'
Krier claimed that bosses at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littletown, Massachusetts (pictured) 'discovered this particular woman had it. They never told anybody'
Now the facility wants all staff tested too.
'To date, testing has been limited in order to prioritize the most vulnerable residents of the state,' Life Care explained in a statement. 'Last week, working with the Massachusetts National Guard, we completed full testing of all residents within the facility.' 
Life Care confirmed 75 employees out of 204 are now off sick. Fourteen members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus and another 17 are absent on doctor's orders.
In the telephone interview before she took a turn for the worse, Krier continued: 'I love doing what I do but I can't work for incompetent people any more.' 
Now Krier's coworkers are haunted by what happened to her.
Many employees plan to resign because they were not tested, WCVB reported.
As of Sunday morning, Massachusetts had over 22,800 coronavirus cases and 680 deaths.
Whistleblower nursing home worker, 59, dies from coronavirus after she accused Massachusetts facility where ten residents have died from the virus of a cover-up and claimed they failed to test staff Whistleblower nursing home worker, 59, dies from coronavirus after she accused Massachusetts facility where ten residents have died from the virus of a cover-up and claimed they failed to test staff Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:48 Rating: 5

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