The Prince William Health District is receiving additional help from local nurses.
More than 20 nurses from the county school system are volunteering at the health district’s call center and in other areas through the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), according to a release from Prince William County and Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
“It is necessary to have a call center available to answer questions from residents,” Prince William County Director of Communications Sherrie Johnson said in a release. “The goal is to keep people informed and provide necessary information to keep families safe and help alleviate fear. We are appreciative of all of the individuals volunteering to work in the call center.”
Patty Tipmongkol, a part-time support nurse for middle and high schools, is among those lending a hand.
“I find it gratifying to help in any way possible,” Tipmongkol said in a release. “Volunteering at the Prince William Health District call center is a wonderful way to connect with our community by providing helpful guidance and reassurance at times. We are in this together.”
The volunteers also include Battlefield High School Nurse Tina Fairbanks, Occoquan Elementary School Nurse Diana Fening, Freedom High School Nurse Kati Karamanis, John D. Jenkins Elementary School Nurse Charity Nwanevu, Patriot High School Nurse Katharine O’Shea, and Gainesville Middle School Nurse Mar Tortajada.