Duke nurse: 'I don't want to be a hotspot. We have to slow down'
Ashley Wheeler, an emergency department nurse at Duke Regional Hospital, says she supports Gov. Roy Cooper's decision to pause the reopening of businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and impose a statewide mask requirement.
THANK >>> THIS IS MY SUPER EXCITING FACE SHIELD , I HAVE BEEN WEARING IT ALL DAY, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR BECAUSE IT PROVIDES EYE PROTECTION. AT THIS POINT I TAKE ALL THAT I CAN GET. I HAVE OBVIOUSLY GIVEN UP LOOKING CUTE. I HAVE GIVEN UP ON THINKING THAT THIS WILL STOP ANYTIME SOON. I AM NOT GIVING UP ON ALL OF YOU GUYS, AND ON OUR PATIENTS. I'M NOT GIVING UP ON ANYBODY. I AM ENCOURAGED BY THE GOVERNOR'S DECISION TO SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT ON OPENING UP. WHEN NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE STATES THAT YOU HEAR IS HAVING A SURGE. I DO NOT WANT TO BE A HOT SPOT. WE HAVE TO SLOW DOWN. AND I'M GLAD THAT HE MANDATED THE MASKS. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE REALIZE THAT WEARING A MASK IS NOT INTENDED TO INFRINGE UPON YOUR RIGHTS, OR TO TAKE AWAY ANYTHING. IT IS ONLY THERE TO KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE.