Georgia loses first nurse to COVID-19

Georgia Nurses Association announced that on April 2nd, a metro Atlanta hospital nurse lost their life due to the COVID-19 infection, making her the first nurse in the state to pass from the virus.

“Today it is with heavy hearts that we heard of the first Georgia nurse to pass away from COVID-19 in the line of duty. I would like to ask every nurse and citizen of Georgia to please take a moment to recognize our fallen colleague,” expressed GNA President Richard Lamphier.

President of the nurses association, Richard Lamphier also addressed the public. “We see you in the parking lots, we see the signs in the yards and hear your support. I ask for those that believe in the power of prayer to please consider lifting the healthcare professionals who are up from 7am to 7pm. Nurses usually start their 12-hour shifts between 6:45 am/pm and 7:00 am/pm.

He also added, “We will lose colleagues, family, and friends to this deadly disease. We will be there for you and each other.”

Source: Georgia Nurses Association

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