Nursing Homes, and Others, Are “Immune” From COVID-19 Liability?

Nursing home staff have been begging for proper PPE in homes, but many are required to use inadequate protection. Some staff are using things such as ponchos and even trash bags, and some with no protection at all. Such terrible conditions put elderly patients at risk. If a nursing home corporation failed to

North Carolina’s Plans for Reopening Public Schools in the Time of COVID 19 – A Little Like Trying to Nail Jell-O® to a Wall

Waiting and wondering what “back to school” will look like for North Carolina K-12 students during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, has fueled anxiety and some frustration in many parents, guardians, students, teachers and school administrators. On July 14th, Governor Cooper provided guidelines for North Carolina’s public school students to return to school starting

COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts – Positivity & Progress

With so much bad news regarding negative COVID-19 trends, it can foster feelings of despair and helplessness. Let’s switch gears for a moment and accentuate the positive. The response to develop vaccines for COVID-19 is unprecedented. Currently, there are over 100 possible vaccines being developed and tested. It is highly unusual for

Masked Men with Guns

Six months ago, that headline would have conjured up images of convenience store thieves or your favorite western flick and the stagecoach robbery scene; but in 2020, masks are becoming increasingly common and a whole host of legal questions emerge in our current reality. One such question making the rounds on social

The 2020 Census: Why It Matters And How To Respond

For most of us, we either haven’t devoted much thought to the 2020 Census or we’ve thought about it but it isn’t high on the list of concerns. Under typical circumstances, it would be fair to say that many people don’t consider the census important and with the issues surrounding COVID 19,

Maintaining Positive Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Along with the unprecedented public health crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is experiencing a growing mental health crisis. Even among the most well-adjusted of us, it would be hard to find a person whose emotional/mental health hasn’t been impacted in some way by the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential Employees & Hazard Pay

With massive segments of the nation shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees continue to provide vital services to our communities. These essential employees are heroes in the truest sense of the word. They include our healthcare providers, first responders, police, firefighters, truck drivers, social workers, grocery workers, factory workers, and

What is a Rotator Cuff Tear?

You are not alone if you only have some vague idea of what a rotator cuff tear is. Yes, it means you’ve injured your shoulder but there is more to it than that. The rotator cuff is made up of four tendons and muscles that help keep your shoulder joint in place in