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LISTEN: Front Line Nurse Trains School Nurses To Work COVID-19 Test Site

When Connecticut schools closed in mid-March to slow the spread of the coronavirus, most school nurses thought they'd be out of work for a while. But when COVID-19 drive-thru testing began in the Bristol-Burlington region, school nurses from the local health district stepped up to help staff the specimen collection station.

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They’re led by Nancy LaMonica, a nurse and the director of surgical services at Bristol Health.
Connecticut Public Radio's Diane Orson caught up with LaMonica while she was on a break at the drive-thru test site.

Hear the interview below:

Diane Orson is a special correspondent with Connecticut Public. She is a longtime reporter and contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories have been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. Diane spent seven years as CT Public Radio's local host for Morning Edition.

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