A framed proclamation and a plaque will quickly adorn the partitions of the Port Arthur Well being Division as a 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 Nederland doesn’t have a well being division, nor do any of the Mid County cities, and so they depend on the work of the Port Arthur facility.
The well being division assisted Nederland with COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, knowledge assortment, testing reporting, public schooling and vaccination efforts, he added.
Morton famous how useful the division and its workers have been with offering day by day info.
“They saved a database up typically hourly, through the top of COVID and helped first responders bear in mind,” Morton stated of the necessity to know which addresses had people with optimistic circumstances of the sickness.
LaTasha Mayon, assistant well being director, stated they’ve labored exhausting through the previous year-and-a-half.
“Some days we didn’t see our household,” Mayon stated of the 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. workdays.
When the well being division started engaged on COVID-19 circumstances, it functioned seven days per week. When vaccinations grew to become accessible, staffers offered them to first responders, then the aged then everybody else fell into place per CDC tips.
“For us, the well being division and the nurses to be acknowledged is tremendously overwhelming and humbling,” Mayon stated.