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Virginia nurse sails to New York City to help battle COVID-19

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Posted at 9:04 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 09:04:28-04

NEW YORK CITY — A nurse from Virginia took a unique path to travel to New York City to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rather than risk flying during the crisis, 26-year-old Rachel Hartley and her husband sailed hundreds of miles to Brooklyn last month.

Hartley told the New York Post she has been working four night shifts a week at NYU Langone Brooklyn and has been living on the boat with husband Taylor at a marina in Brooklyn Heights.

The marina owner has even waived thousands of dollars in monthly fees for the couple.