As coronavirus impact grows, volunteer network tries to help health care workers who have ‘helped us’

From STAT:

It started with a need: With the closure of schools and a shortage of household supplies in local stores, health care professionals responding to the Covid-19 pandemic were struggling to support their families.

In Minneosta, a couple of medical students came up with an idea. Why couldn’t they help try to relieve the burden?

The result was a volunteer network throughout the state that matches medical students with health care workers in need of child care, pet-sitting, or just help with errands like grocery runs. In short order, the group, known as MN Covidsitters, has drawn together more than 350 volunteers and provided support to a couple of hundred health care workers — a number that grows every day.

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