Nurses come together to pray on rooftops during coronavirus pandemic
April 5, 2020
"This is how we started our morning today. Our team said a prayer, asking God for guidance and protection while we are at work, and to keep us and our families safe." - Danny Rodriguez, Senior ER tech, Jackson South Medical Center pic.twitter.com/3BhkhZFrpO— Jackson Health System (@JacksonHealth) April 1, 2020
We wanted to share this beautiful moment that was captured by a staff member when members of our team spent a few extra minutes on our helipad praying for their unit, Vanderbilt employees, patients and families & all of our colleagues around the world taking care of patients. pic.twitter.com/DrnDdujhUx— Vanderbilt Health (@VUMChealth) April 1, 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to make life more difficult especially for hospital staffs, many are turning to a higher power to help them carry on throughout the days. At the Jackson Health System hospitals in Florida, one medical tam gathered in a circle to pray on a helipad before starting their shift.
"This is how we started our morning today," Danny Rodriguez, senior ER tech at Jackson South Medical Center, said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday.
They said a prayer asking God for guidance and protection while they are at work and to keep them and their families safe.
“It felt good to do this with some of my amazing co-workers," Angela Gleaves, a labor and delivery nurse, wrote on Facebook. "We could feel God’s presence in the wind. Know that you are all covered in prayer."
On Wednesday Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis declared a stay-at-home-order since the state has had at least 101 deaths due to the virus. Overall the state has more than 8,000 coronavirus confirmed cases.