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Coronavirus In West Virginia: Staffers At Hard-Hit Nursing Home Being Treated As Pariahs

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.


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.

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