A nursing home nurse in Florida was among thousands of Americans who have been left stranded as their homes have become overwhelmed by coronavirus.
The nurse, who asked to remain anonymous, said she had been caring for people at the Elizabeth City Nursing Home when she was placed in an evacuation center on Thursday.
She said she went to work with a doctor who told her to stay inside.
The nurse said the doctor told her she was going to die if she stayed.
The nursing home’s president said she was moved from the building by the FBI.
She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and released.
She was one of thousands of residents at the nursing home who had to be evacuated on Thursday after being placed on an evacuation list after their homes were infected with the coronaviruses.
The Elizabeth City nursing home in Elizabeth City, Florida, where more than a million Americans have been evacuated from their homes.
The facility has been evacuated after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified more than 3,200 cases of coronaviral illness.
The nursing home has been under quarantine since December 6.
It was put on an emergency evacuation list following the CDC’s recommendations.
The nursing homes chief executive and its president both said on Friday that the facility was safe, but that they had not yet received information about the cause of the outbreak.
The Elizabeth City executive said the facility has no known links to other nursing homes.
The Elizabeth Bay County nursing home where Elizabeth City resident Stephanie Davis was hospitalized.
Davis was placed on a mandatory quarantine list after the CDC warned that the county could be facing a similar coronavid pandemic.
Davis said she has not heard from her mother since the quarantine was lifted.
She also said she didn’t know if she will be able to see her son again.
She has not been able to return to work.