CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Officials say staffers at a nursing home dubbed "ground zero" for West Virginia's growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for their close proximity to the infection cluster.
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Twenty-one residents and eight staffers at the Morgantown nursing home have tested positive for the virus. One staffer was told to get back when she tried to use a card to pay for items at a gas station.
When another wearing a nursing home shirt walked into a pharmacy, the store called wanting to know how many other staffers had been there.
Sundale nursing home medical director Carl Shrader called it "heartbreaking" for the employees.
More information on the Coronavirus pandemic:
- CDC Coronavirus Information
- CDC Global Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
- West Virginia Department Of Health & Human Resources
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