by Naomi Kowles | Channel 3000

Nancy Mueller, 91, took her time in the sun Friday afternoon when stepping outside for an interview. Hailing originally from New York but a transplant to Wisconsin when her husband’s job took her to the Oscar Mayer plant years ago, she’s relied on a strong sense of humor to get her through the last year of Covid-19.

Living at Wickshire Senior Living in Madison, the facility hasn’t had a Covid-19 case since late November, executive director Sira Nsibirwa said. Both he and Nancy attribute that to their hard-working staff who have made a lot of sacrifices to get their residents through the pandemic safely. Now, every single resident and all but one of the 21 staffers have gotten their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and they’ll complete the two-dose regimen next week. They’ve already started implementing some small, cautious changes; soon, they’re hoping for something close to normal.

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