Seeing an opportunity to help their community, 12 Leander ISD nurses have stepped up to help with Williamson County’s COVID-19 response.
The team of volunteers received training to help assist the Williamson County & Cities Health District (WCCHD) efforts in tracing the virus. WCCHD has an urgent need for nurses to conduct contact tracing and “person under monitoring” (PUM) follow up. Thanks to district leadership, nurses seamlessly transitioned into this voluntary role in what’s considered a win-win for the district and the broader community.
“This pandemic has shown not only the important role nurses play in serving our community, but also the broad dimensions of nursing in general,” said Cristin Wicketts, District Nurse for LISD. “There are many different ways nurses serve on the frontlines.”
Once trained, the nurses’ primary responsibilities are contacting those who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and making daily calls for two weeks to check for symptoms. They also assist in investigating each case to determine exposure, travel history and more.
“Our nurses have servant hearts and want to support efforts to keep our neighbors healthy,” Wicketts said. “I could not be prouder of our Health Services team and their unwavering dedication and commitment to our community.”