When COVID-19 reached the United States, millions were told to quarantine in their homes to prevent contracting and spreading the virus. Many businesses were deemed nonessential and were closed to have employees do remote work or terminate for the time being.
As of March 29, President Donald Trump extended the quarantine and social distancing guidelines until April 30.
All of these guidelines of course do not apply to healthcare workers.
Health care workers are the most essential group during this pandemic. They are the ones on the front lines from the diagnosis to the treatment of COVID-19. Healthcare workers are watching as COVID-19 transforms their jobs in hospitals and other offices.
Joseph Wolf is an emergency room nurse working during the pandemic.
“This Pandemic is creating a demand that far exceeds our capability of typically caring for patients” he says. The hospital’s limited supply is being put under strain during this time. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a must have but many organizations are struggling to keep adequate supplies.
Many are struggling to keep ventilators, hospital beds, and personal protective for their employees on hand.
Temple Health is seeking donations of masks, gloves, goggles, hand sanitizer, and other personal protective equipment. If you have any of these items and would like to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the donation.