Ohio Nursing Home Releases Balloons to Mark Year of Pandemic

Staff and residents of an Ohio nursing home marked the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic with a balloon launch on March 23.

This footage shows staff and residents at Ohio Valley Manor releasing dozens of colored balloons into the sky at the facility in Ripley. Ohio Valley Manor said it also marked the anniversary with a mask-decorating contest and giveaways.

“We’re so proud of how our [Ohio Valley Manor] family has come together to overcome the challenges of the past 12 months,” staff wrote on Facebook. Credit: Ohio Valley Manor via Storyful