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A Nursing Home’s First Day Out of Lockdown: An Update

The Daily

The New York Times

News, Daily News

4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 30 December 2021

⏱️ 28 minutes

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This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran. The Good Shepherd Nursing Home in West Virginia lifted its coronavirus lockdown in February. For months, residents had been confined to their rooms, unable to mix. But with everybody vaccinated, it was time to see one another again, albeit with rules on social distancing and mask wearing still in place. There was Mass in the chapel, lunch in the dining room (decked out in Valentine’s Day decorations) and a favorite activity: the penny auction. Top prize? A tub of cheese puffs. In March, we shared the home’s some of the relief and joy about the tiptoe back to normalcy. Today, we return to the home to see how life has changed. Guest: Sarah Mervosh, a national reporter for The New York Times.

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Hey, it's Michael. This week, the Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year, and hearing what's happened in the time since they first ran.

0:15.0

How old are you? You don't wanna say?

0:17.0

Yeah, I'll tell you again.

0:19.0

95. 95, okay. You've got a good group here.

0:23.0

I thought it was 96.

0:25.0

How should you know? I was a senior birthday party when it was 95.

0:31.0

You got a right.

0:32.0

Right. Last year.

0:33.0

You missed 96. You didn't have no party.

0:36.0

You didn't have no party?

0:39.0

I'm not sure.

0:40.0

What are you in my hideouts?

0:42.0

I'm a baby.

0:44.0

Three?

0:45.0

You never know about us.

0:48.0

I'll show you a piece of it.

0:50.0

One, roll them.

0:51.0

One more, one.

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Today, we returned to the good shepherd nursing home, which allowed us inside, just as it was emerging from a year-long lockdown in February, to see how life has changed for its residents.

1:11.0

It's Thursday, December 30th.

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Hi.

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Hi.

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