Florence Simek was gearing up for Opening Day for the 2020-’21 MLB season when she suddenly fell ill, later testing positive for COVID-19. 

At nearly 96-years-of-age, Florence was determined to beat the virus, just in time to watch her beloved New York Yankees and their upcoming season. After being confirmed positive for COVID-19, Florence was transferred to Chatham Hills’ isolated observation unit for continued monitoring and specialized care. 

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