NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was a show of gratitude for nurses who arrived in our area Tuesday from across the country to help fight coronavirus.

A group of 46 nurses was greeted with a “clap-in” as they arrived for training at the Northwell Institute for Nursing in New Hyde Park, Long Island.

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The facility says it couldn’t be more grateful for their help.

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“It is so heartwarming to see so many nurses come from so far away to assist us in this time of need,” said Maureen White, executive vice-president and chief nurse executive of Northwell Health. “Without these resources, I don’t know what kind of state we’d be in.”

The visiting team was contracted through a company called Cross Country Nurses.

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They will begin work Wednesday at 18 hospitals across the New York City, Long Island and Westchester County.