For the 78 residents of St. Joe’s, the arrival of emergency workers in hazmat suits felt like an alien abduction. It took all day to load the older adults into a caravan of buses and take them to another facility.

Emergency personnel in protective suits help move people out of St. Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge, N.J., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. More than 90 residents of the nursing home in Woodbridge are being transferred to a facility in Whippany after 24 tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokeswoman for CareOne, which operates the Whippany facility. The facility has moved its residents to other facilities to accommodate the new arrivals. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)