Photo Stories: • Covid-19 - Seattle's Chinatown: Ducey-Covid-Chinatown-2020-13

Patients wait in long lines at the International Community Health Services Center on October 14, 2020. After the state relaxed its Covid restrictions and people felt safe enough to go outside there was a surge in demand for medical services. It put a huge strain on the health care workers. Lihn Lam Van, ICHS patient services supervisor at ID clinic says,” We don't have enough staff so we have to ask the staff to work extra hours. And, right now, even though you ask them to work OT, they don't want to do it too because they feel so tired. Because the day is really long for them to work and if you imagine it's like you non-stop on the floor and you're physically and you're mentally tired.”

Patients wait in long lines at the International Community Health Services Center on October 14, 2020. After the state relaxed its Covid restrictions and people felt safe enough to go outside there was a surge in demand for medical services. It put a huge strain on the health care workers. Lihn Lam Van, ICHS patient services supervisor at ID clinic says,” We don't have enough staff so we have to ask the staff to work extra hours. And, right now, even though you ask them to work OT, they don't want to do it too because they feel so tired. Because the day is really long for them to work and if you imagine it's like you non-stop on the floor and you're physically and you're mentally tired.”