Focus on nursing home workers amid continued virus outbreaks

Since March, many nursing homes nationwide have been on virtual lockdown. Families of residents are not allowed inside, vendors have to drop deliveries outside and the only people coming in and out are health care workers and assistants. Despite all that, the outbreaks continue _ possibly being spread by the same brave nursing home workers who are risking their lives to tend to tend to some of society’s most vulnerable. In response, many workers are significantly increasing their own vigilance, nursing homes are adding safety measures, and testing of residents and workers is steadily increasing, though experts say much more is needed.