In this age of COVID-19, WFSU Public Media host Gina Jordan examines changes brought on by the pandemic. Tallahassee (Florida) residents share their stories, then experts offer advice on how to handle these changes, some of which may be permanent.
Where Are The Workers? Part 2
Federal unemployment compensation ended in Florida in late June. Those checks were on top of state unemployment checks. The theory was that less money in accounts would spur workers back into the labor market. That hasn’t happened.
Where Are The Workers? Part 1
Diners are packing restaurants again and travelers are booking hotel rooms. Businesses are largely back open, but many don’t have enough employees to move their products or serve their customers.
Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated
We thought the end was in sight. Things were returning to normal. Summer trips were being taken and family reunions were planned. Then, the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 caused breakthrough infections and a pandemic surge.
Becoming A Nurse During COVID Part 2
The pre-pandemic nursing shortage was exacerbated by COVID-19. Even as more people are vaccinated, the need for nurses in Tallahassee remains. A shortage of instructors is one barrier to getting more nursing jobs filled.
Becoming A Nurse During COVID Part 1
Medical professionals are dealing with the scariness of working around patients with a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease. It’s a scary time for anyone in the medical field, especially nurses who have frequent contact with critically ill COVID patients. But that’s not stopping future nurses from pursuing their dreams.
Covid Hits Home
COVID came into the home of yours truly at the tail end of 2020. We can only guess how it happened. We’ve been mostly socially distant, wearing face masks, and living our lives. One family member was in the hospital for almost a week, and visitors aren’t allowed on the COVID floor. We kick off Season 2 with two nurses: one says taking care of your health is better than any mask, and the other cares for critically ill COVID patients.