News Type
Contact Information

Contact Information

Public Health Division

Share This Article


What 2020 taught us

Authored on
April 8, 2021

When asked “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned over the last year?”, Public Health staff said: 

“Taking the time to understand and practice the importance of self-care has been significant for my mental and physical well-being over the last year. Self-care has empowered me even more to be my best possible self during the pandemic with work, family, friends and coworkers.”
­— Office Assistant Nhi Vo

“The most important thing I have learned is to be very flexible, patient, and to try to adapt to new situations. I have realized that some situations are out of my control. I have had to learn new skills and ways to adapt at both work and home. I realized that I am doing the best I can, and not to be too critical of myself.”
— Public Health Specialist Janet Gunderson

“A pandemic quickly highlights the inequities that plague our community—access to internet, language difficulties, poverty, crowded multigenerational living situations and lack of health insurance. With the help of COED staff, we leveraged our relationships with BIPOC leaders, faith communities and multi-unit housing managers to provide essential information to hard-to-reach members of the community.”
— Public Health Specialist Joan Bulfer