As the number of cases of those testing positive for COVID-19 increases, more healthcare workers are needed to treat patients at overwhelmed hospitals.
Not only do doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have to go out into society to perform their essential work, they’re coming in direct contact with people known to be infected with the novel coronavirus.
As the number of patients increase, so does the risk of healthcare workers contracting the virus or spreading it to their loved ones.
Many frontline workers are taking extra precautions to keep their families safe as they continue to expose themselves to the virus to do their job.
This is what social distancing looks like for healthcare workers with children:
A father of three has to self-isolate and temporarily live in a garage apartment to not risk exposing his family to the coronavirus. His wife shares their story on Twitter:
My spouse is a physician in the emergency dept, and is actively treating #coronavirus patients. We just made the difficult decision for him to isolate & move into our garage apartment for the foreseeable future as he continues to treat patients. (1/5)— Rachel Patzer, PhD (@RachelPatzerPhD) March 17, 2020
This story was initially published on Click2Houston.com.