COVID-19 testing coordinator shines in Edwards

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

COVID-19 test coordinator Neusa Do Nascimento sits at her station in the testing center, located on the top floor of Edwards.
Photo by Felipe Bida

The first time I took a COVID-19 test at Lasell last Fall, I accidentally contaminated the cotton swab by letting it touch the table for approximately 0.2 seconds. That’s when I first took notice of Neusa Do Nascimento, the testing coordinator. She took the swab, threw it out, opened me up a new one, and with a warm smile that shone through her mask she said, “Sorry, you’re probably gonna be so sick of me by the end of the semester.” 

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Health Center: what’s up, Doc?

By Holly Feola & John Maclean – 1851 Staff

Recently, some students have questioned the timeliness and thoroughness of health professionals in the Health Services office.

I think Health Services should open 10 minutes before their official hours to prevent patient waiting. Once, I arrived at Health Services at 8:20 a.m. No lights were on and there was no one there, despite center’s 8:30 to 4:30 hours. At 8:30 a man unlocked the door. Then, I waited five minutes for a nurse to check me. By opening a few minutes ear- lier, I would’ve been able to have my appointment when scheduled, rather than five minutes later.

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