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.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, first responders, front line workers
Emergency and Disaster Management | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Health
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The author thanks Shannon Monnat, Mary Kane (pseudonym), and Jay Symonds for assistance and suggestions on earlier drafts.
Van Slyke, Ashley, "Stories from the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Response in New York" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 37.
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