Through a partnership with higher education institutions in Louisiana, the United Way and Volunteer Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced that state officials were trying to mobilize students and graduates in healthcare professions to help inundated doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
“We have created a website to mobilize healthcare students, graduates & retirees to support the existing workforce that is being stretched thin,” Edwards said on Twitter. “We are asking volunteers with all medical backgrounds to sign up.”
Rebekah Gee, former secretary of health for Louisiana, added that retired doctors and medical students aren’t the only volunteers the state needs. Gee, also pleaded for help from community volunteers, including college students and others who could help with technical assistance, volunteer coordination efforts and more.
If you are interested in volunteering you may access the Louisiana COVID-19 Healthcare Volunteer Form Here.