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As Retirement Community Waits Out COVID, Residents Stay Positive

As Retirement Community Waits Out COVID, Residents Stay Positive

The coronavirus is spreading fear – and death – in local nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. But at The Village at Germantown, where five residents have died, a hopeful spirit remains. Residents there discuss how they’re dealing with the pandemic as well as their hopes and fears for the future.

This story was produced by WKNO-FM in partnership with The Institute. 

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Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and political reporting.

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