And the local community has been rallying to support them.
A Laois community is rallying to support a nursing home fighting a covid-19 outbreak.
Around 25 staff are living on site at Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.
62 residents and workers have tested positive since New Years Eve.
Local councillor Pascal McEvoy explains how a local chip shop was among those to make a kind gesture: