Young woman stressed from the pandemic

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19 Hospital administrators issue a number of “asks” to help slow community spread On September 25, administrators from the four Sioux County health systems met with leaders from each of the county schools and colleges via a Zoom call to discuss the current status of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.…
Kids getting off school bus with masks in pandemic

5 Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School During the Pandemic

Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for school supplies.  Yet this year is anything but normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our children will return to learn this fall. School administrators and nurses have spent countless hours preparing the school environment and developing…