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Employees Of COVID-Only Care Facility Raise Questions About Quality Of Care

About a year ago as COVID-19 began sweeping through senior living facilities, Idaho officials adopted a strategy to try to avoid outbreaks. The plan was to transfer infected long-term care residents to special units designed just for COVID patients. 

Now, these facilities are winding down. Boise State Public Radio Reporter Rachel Cohen talks with Idaho Matters about the rush to get these facilities up and running in the spring of 2020, the loose state oversight from the state, and what that meant for the workers and the patients there. You can read the full story here.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!