Author(s)/Creator(s)

Ashley Van SlykeFollow

Description/Abstract

This brief features the stories of a nurse and national guardsman from Central NY who served on the frontline of the COVID-19 response during the early days of the outbreak in New York City. These frontline workers described patient overcrowding, equipment shortages, feeling physically and emotionally exhausted, and lessons learned from their experiences.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, first responders, front line workers

Disciplines

Emergency and Disaster Management | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Health

Date

6-23-2020

Acknowledgements

The author thanks Shannon Monnat, Mary Kane (pseudonym), and Jay Symonds for assistance and suggestions on earlier drafts.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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