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Essential worker Kathy Fauntleroy, COVID tester and devoted and hopeful

New York Amsterdam News interviews HSS laboratory technician, Kathy Fauntleroy, who discusses the challenges of her role in the current environment and how to keep yourself healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s really challenging for technologists to be trained and working the super long shifts. The media in all platforms discuss the importance of getting tested. But people never realized how much it takes to get tested. It’s very important to have people who are trained and proficient to give test in all the ways. Luckily I have a very good team of very bright technologists to work with and the laboratory administration has been very supportive,” noted Fauntleroy.

Fauntleroy advocated for people to be aware of the ways they should protect themselves from COVID-19. “The CDC website is especially informative and lists the symptoms of COVID-19 and all the things you can do to avoid COVID-19. Also, use your smart phone to get the updates from the city about COVID. But the single most important thing that you can do is to wash your hands. Be sure to disinfect every surface in your home like door knobs, the refrigerator door handle etc. Also, change your toothbrush on a regular basis and perhaps a bit more frequently throughout this pandemic.”

Read the full article at Amsterdamnews.com.