19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Rutherford County Health Dept., Murfreesboro, TN 2020

Lashon Miller stands with nursing staff in front of the Rutherford Co. Health Dept. in downtown Murfreesboro. “We were tasked with providing the bulk of testing, and then vaccinations for our County, until it became more widely available later on,” says Miller. “Our staff started out very, very small, with about 6 of our nurses, including myself. We eventually hired contract nurses to help us as our operations grew beyond what we could handle on our own. At that point we were working with a staff of around 12-15 nurses just depending on some quitting/new ones getting hired. We mostly stayed with around 12 nurses at a time.”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Murfreeboro, Tennessee, United States of America
Copyright: © william steber