Let’s take care of our healthcare workers

I am very thankful that Delta County has skilled health care workers who are putting their lives at stake to help keep us safe during the pandemic. I am concerned for the health of the workers especially after I learned that they are sometimes expected to use the same mask for a week and don’t have all the PPE they need. I am also concerned that rapid tests are not available with it taking five to seven days before results are back. This means that people in the ER or in a health care facility could easily be contagious to all. If we don’t care for our health care workers, we may not have any to care for us. I am not sure that my giving money to the hospital or offering to make masks would help our health care workers. But I do know that following the state guidelines and always wearing a mask will help by keeping all healthy.

Carol Phelps


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