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As many people ignore the public safety warnings for Covid-19 and travel for Thanksgiving, a nurse in Austin says they won’t have the option of being with their family this year.

More and more hospital beds are filling up as more Americans are hitting the road this pandemic.

Medical professionals warn the public that if they don’t take their warnings seriously, medical facilities won’t be able to accommodate all patients in December and they might reach a breaking point.

In an interview with kxan, each year people like to get together during the holiday season. However, 2020 is different because we are still facing a global pandemic. Dr. David Aronoff says after the Fourth of July, they are anticipating that the hospitals will see more new cases of Covid-19 patients.

Just in Austin alone, more and more cases continue to surge. In addition, medical professionals still don’t know how the holiday travels affect those numbers. Yet, according to Dr. Aronoff, the outcome could be grim.

In Austin, one nurse states that work is up and morale is down at the hospital. She states that up until the end of the year, they have asked everyone to pick up extra shifts and also have multiple nurses from travel agencies just to work with them. The nurse also states the majority of the hospital staff works overtime yet still the hospital is short-staffed.

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In this time of the pandemic, the real heroes are our brave nurses. However, they are aware that if they are not thorough while doing their job, they may face the possibility of being called to come in on a day off to correct charting, or face the fear that if they miss something, they could face disciplinary action.

If you are an Austin Nurse who has any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact Austin nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.