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Parade at Sundale

Residents of Sundale Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care in Morgantown enjoyed a parade of vehicles carrying friends and family members by Sunday afternoon.

Like other nursing facility across the state, Sundale has been closed to visitors since March 12 due to COVID-19.

The facility’s nursing and Activities staffs took the residents outside to watch as the parade went by. Vehicles carrying family members could stop briefly to say hello to their loved ones. Residents and family members alike made signs to carry during the parade.

On March 29, Sundale had its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The virus spread among more than 50 of its residents and staff. An isolation unit was set up to keep as many residents as possible safe from the virus. Most of those who contracted the virus have since tested negative. Tests continue weekly until all have recovered.

hot rod in Sundale Memorial Day parade
A hot rod drives in the Sundale Memorial Day Parade. (Grayson Hall/The Dominion Post)
residents and staff wave to the Sundale Memorial Day parade
Residents and staff at Sundale wave to the passing parade of relatives and loved ones at the Memorial Day Parade. (Grayson Hall/The Dominion Post)
group on truckbed sings and claps as part of Sundale Memorial Day Parade
A group of people in the back of a truck sing and clap. (Grayson Hall/The Dominion Post)