A framed proclamation and plaque will quickly adorn the partitions of the Port Arthur Well being Division as thanks from the Metropolis of Nederland for the division’s work associated to COVID-19.
Metropolis Supervisor Chris Duque and Hearth Chief Terry Morton made the presentation Friday morning. Duque defined that Nederland doesn’t have a well being division, nor do any of the Mid County cities, and that they depend on the work of the Port Arthur facility.
The well being division assisted Nederland with COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, information assortment, take a look at studies, public training and vaccination efforts, it added.
Morton famous how useful the division and its workers have been in offering day by day info.
“They stored a database at occasions each hour, in the course of the top of COVID and helped first responders keep on prime of it,” Morton mentioned of the necessity to know which addresses had folks with constructive circumstances of the illness.
LaTasha Mayon, deputy director of well being, mentioned they’ve labored exhausting for the previous yr and a half.
“Some days we did not see our household,” Mayon mentioned of the 7:30 am to 9 pm workdays.
When the well being division began engaged on COVID-19 circumstances, it was working seven days per week. When vaccines turned out there, workers offered them to first responders, then to the aged, after which to everybody else, per CDC pointers.
“For us, the popularity from the well being division and the nurses is tremendously overwhelming and humiliating,” Mayon mentioned.