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Healthcare Workers Safety During Covid-19

Many are sending their condolences after the loss of Olivia Guidry. Some are hoping that healthcare workers stay as safe as possible with covid-19 numbers increasing once again throughout the area.

Posted: Jul 12, 2021 4:01 PM

Lafayette General loses one of its own workers after family and friends confirm on social media it was due to covid-19 complications.

Many are sending their condolences after the loss of Olivia Guidry. Some are hoping that healthcare workers stay as safe as possible with covid-19 numbers increasing once again throughout the area.

“They need encouragement year-round whether it’s Covid or not. They have a rough, demanding job.” Michael Dansby Said.

A call for safety as many healthcare workers go through yet another wave of covid-19.

“We lost not just a 23-year-old this weekend , we just lost a 31-year-old in Lafayette all this past weekend to covid, and these are unspeakable tragedies.” Britni Hebert Said.

As louisiana hospitalization rates increase once again due to covid, so does the safety concern for healthcare workers.

“We are very concerned in the healthcare community because in Lafayette we are at a 36 percent vaccination rate , which is well below protection and people are getting together more relaxed and masks are definitely not on their minds anymore.” Britni Hebert Said.

Healthcare professional, Britini Herbet says several health care workers are still trying to overcome their anxiety as covid numbers soar.

“It's pretty depressing to see the number start to climb this early. The climb should be slower because we do have about a third of the population vaccinated and that will slow the onset of this surge but it’s definitely looking like the beginning of another surge.” Britni Hebert Said.

The Louisiana department of health is reporting more than 2000 new cases, the largest number we have seen in a while.

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