Moffat County establishes temporary third Public Health Nurse’s position as cases spike |

Moffat County establishes temporary third Public Health Nurse’s position as cases spike

As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Moffat County, commissioners approved a Personnel Requisition Form during Thursday’s emergency meeting to establish a temporary position for a third Public Health Nurse.

The position will run start on Sunday, Nov. 1 and run through Dec. 30 and will be funded by CARES Act funding from the federal government, Commissioner Don Cook said.

The reasoning behind the creation of the third position is to the lighten the load and provide weekend coverage for current Public Health Nurses Olivia Scheele and Becky Copeland, Cook said.

“With current rises, our case load on our current nurses is just too much,” Cook said. “This person could work on weekends, or potentially after his or her normal job, providing some relief to our current public health nurses.

“This is just one way we’re trying to offset some of the work for Olivia and Becky,” Cook added.

Cook later added that the county currently has somebody in mind for the position.

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