3. The Caregivers

Nursing homes were some of the first and hardest-hit centers of COVID-19 infection, and have remained extremely challenging places to live and work in the face of the pandemic. Queensboro Community College nursing students Adam Kern and Kristen Rodriguez have been on the front lines of this battle for months now, caring for the residents of the Parker Jewish Institute in Glen Oaks through the worst of New York City’s first-wave COVID crisis and beyond.