‘Their tank is empty’: Local public health officials combat staff burnout, low pay, harassment

Louisiana Health Department official tells House subcommittee about dual challenges of COVID-19, Hurricane Ida

By: - September 30, 2021 6:00 am
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The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital on Aug. 10, 2021 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.