“The issues I’m hearing from my sector is people are genuinely concerned about kids’ safety. School and after-school [programs] help keep kids safe, whole and OK.”
Although the virus hit Montana later than most other states, an early scare at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital jump-started preparations.
COVID-19 prompts cancellation of clinical rotations for nursing students, raising questions about graduation
Clinicals aren’t just an invaluable source of hands-on learning. The hours that students spend on rotation in medical facilities are a state requirement for entering the workforce.
This week’s guests are:
—Rose Hughes, executive director of the Montana Health Care Association, on how long-term-care facilities are balancing safety measures with prolonged isolation
—Stephanie Stratton, chief programs officer of the Montana Food Bank Network, on how increased demand and limited supplies are challenging the food safety net
—Journalist Amanda Eggert on how Montana daycares and community organizations are responding to a disrupted childcare system
—MTFP reporter Eric Dietrich on the state’s budget preparedness for a pandemic
“We’re closed until we all feel that it is safe to reopen,” Superintendent Jeff Mow said.