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A Toronto nursing home left isolation rooms empty as COVID-19 spread on crowded floors, killing 81

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Tendercare Living Centre.The long-term-care home warned of an escalating COVID-19 outbreak at the 254-bed facility in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough.“Residents who have Covid-19 will be moved to the 4th floor on December 11, 2020,” read the email, signed by Francis Martis, executive director and Esther Spencer, director of care.“We have 20 vacant rooms on this floor and we will provide all services including nursing care, environmental services and meals to residents on this floor.”But residents were never moved to the fourth floor.By Feb.

1, 2021, the novel coronavirus had infected almost every resident in the home, killing 81.“We all were scared,” said a personal support worker, whose identity Global News is protecting for fear.

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