Lafayette General Health Director of Trauma Jacqueline Venable says the facilities are preparing for a surge of patients in the next couple weeks. Venable, a registered nurse, says preps happen year-round for other major events but have basically been put into overdrive in the response to COVID-19. We asked about staff morale which she says is mixed, but mostly positive because caring for patients is 'what they signed up for'.

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