Survival mode: Nursing homes under growing pressure as COVID-19 cases climb again

ON DUTY: Dawn Auclair, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says her family asks her not to go work because of the dangers surrounding COVID-19, but she’s passionate about her job and the residents who live there.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ON DUTY: Dawn Auclair, a certified nursing assistant at Hopkins Manor in North Providence, says her family asks her not to go work because of the dangers surrounding COVID-19, but she’s passionate about her job and the residents who live there. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Tonya Landry was able to keep COVID-19 out of her nursing home in the spring. She hasn’t been as lucky this fall. Landry is the administrator of Bayberry Commons, a 110-bed facility in Burrillville that recently had two residents and an employee test positive for COVID-19 despite stringent safety measures. The nursing and rehabilitation center’s…

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