87-year-old Henrico nursing home resident hugs family for first time in one year

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, 87-year-old Ivy Hazelgrove got to hug her grandson and daughter-in-law for the first time in months on Monday.

The heartwarming reunion took place after new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control recommended loosened restrictions at nursing homes last week.

“They haven’t been in to see me in a year. No one could come to see me,” Ivy Hazelgrove, a resident at Glenburnie Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, said, “They had come to the window and we’d talk on cell phones through the window but that was all we could do.”