During the pandemic, nursing homes have been found to be high-risk places due to the vulnerability of residents and the potential for contagion. Nursing home employees must take many precautions as they mostly use public transportation and may end up being transmitters of the virus (symptomatic or asymptomatic).
The $ 6,300 donation will finance the purchase of serological tests and protection and hygiene kits to monitor and prevent contagion among the 100 elderly people and the officials who live and work in the Hogar de Velhinhos Bezerra Menezes.
The Organización Obras Assistenciais Bezerra de Menezes (OBEM) is the executing agency of the project which will be in charge of supervising the project. The project was approved by the Board of the Retirees Association on July 1, 2020 and the funds were disbursed on July 10, 2020.