Pacific Coast Manor in Capitola hosted a COVID-safe remembrance ceremony outdoors Feb. 18 as a tribute to loved ones.
“Every one of our facilities stood united in a moment of silence on Feb. 18th at 5:30,” reported Heidi Stone of Covenant Care.
“Staff members prayed and our local director of nursing from sister facilities in Mountain View and Los Altos sang ‘Amazing Grace,’” she added. “A beautiful moment of silence.”
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities locally and nationwide have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In Santa Cruz County, 100 of the 181 deaths have been at assisted living facilities and nursing homes.