‘Where Are We Going?’ Inside The Deadly Decision to Evacuate An Entire Nursing Home

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‘Where Are We Going?’ Inside The Deadly Decision to Evacuate An Entire Nursing Home

On a crisp morning in late March, health care workers in yellow hazmat suits arrived at St. Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

They were responding to an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility. But that response would make St. Joe’s different than every other long-term facility in the state: it was the only such facility in New Jersey to be completely evacuated.

NPR Investigations correspondent Dina Temple-Raston has been digging into why that happened — and whether some residents of St. Joe’s might still be alive if it hadn’t. More from her reporting is here.