OPB reporters and photographers are capturing “Postcards from the Pandemic” to document the lived experience of people in the Northwest during this historic and unusual time.

Giselle Faux is a home health and hospice nurse who lives in Bend. She’s among many nurses and caregivers preparing to face the coronavirus outside hospital walls. Faux makes house calls all over Central Oregon — from terminally ill patients to people discharged from the hospital for recovery.

The job puts her inside assisted living facilities similar to those where coronavirus deaths have been concentrated in Oregon and Washington. 

Giselle was recorded by her wife, Tracy Faux, at their home in Bend, and interviewed by OPB’s Emily Cureton. Original music for this story was produced by Grace Miedziak.

We want to hear your experience, too. You can send us a voice memo by email to postcards@opb.org. And be sure to include your phone number.