CSDE Affiliate Nicole Errett Comments on Coronavirus Shelters in New York Times
Posted: 2/14/2020 (CSDE in the News and CSDE Research)
The article quoted Errett “Whenever we put people in facilities together, even during a hurricane, we are concerned about them getting infectious diseases…” Errett further stated how there are certain impalpable benefits to isolating patients at home rather than in shelters. While at home, patients can stay with their loved ones where they are able to receive emotional support during a difficult time.
Errett is a lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the UW School of Public Health and co-director of the UW Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (UW CEER). Errett was also featured in a New York Times article last week on how US hospitals are preparing for coronavirus patients.