From the Overview: "Health department staff are right in the center of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response efforts. In addition to their regular roles, many have taken on additional responsibilities such as contact tracing, establishing alternative care sites, administering testing, and risk communications, while also reacting to changes in their personal lives. Agency leadership must therefore work to maintain staff morale and ensure that health department staff are mentally and physically equipped to play their roles in the public health response. Leaders are now prioritizing workforce resiliency to eliminate or decrease employee stress, burnout, job dissatisfaction, or an inability to sustain mission-critical public health activities. Therefore, health agency leaders should prioritize maintaining or improving organizational culture and workforce resilience infrastructure to ensure staff are poised to respond during this and any future emergency."
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