As hospital staffs across the country battle the coronavirus outbreak, many are turning to their faith to carry them through long, difficult days.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a stay-at-home order Wednesday as the state has at least 101 deaths due to the virus.
Of the Sunshine State’s 7,773 confirmed COVID-19 cases, at least 82 patients are being treated at the Jackson Health System hospitals, where a medical team gathered in a circle to pray on the helipad.
“This is how we started our morning today,” Danny Rodriguez, senior ER tech at Jackson South Medical Center, said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday.
“Our team said a prayer, asking God for guidance and protection while we are at work, and to keep us and our families safe,” Rodriguez added.
Another powerful image was shared from a group of Nashville nurses on the roof of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
We wanted to share this beautiful moment that was captured by a staff member when members of our team spent a few extra minutes on our helipad praying for their unit, Vanderbilt employees, patients and families & all of our colleagues around the world taking care of patients. pic.twitter.com/DrnDdujhUx
— Vanderbilt Health (@VUMChealth) April 1, 2020
“It felt good to do this with some of my amazing co-workers,” Angela Gleaves, a labor and delivery nurse, wrote on Facebook. “We could feel God’s presence in the wind. Know that you are all covered in prayer.”
Americans have supported hospital staff by cheering at an appointed time daily across cities and businesses. In many areas, individuals have stepped up to donate meals to hospital workers as President Trump extended the CDC guidelines to stop the spread of the virus through April.
Author: Caleb Parke
Source: Fox News: Nurses gather to pray on rooftops during coronavirus pandemic