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Share Your Stories, From the Front Lines
We want to hear from the Delaware doctors, nurses and health care workers risking their lives to save us from the coronavirus pandemic. What makes you do what you do?

In hospitals all across Delaware emergency room doctors are scrambling and drenched in sweat, while critical care nurses are suiting up in protective equipment to help care for COVID-19 patients.

All have quickly come to personify the heroism and tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ll remember these health care workers and their sacrifice and resilience on the front lines long after Covid-19 fades away, who risk their lives everyday, often without the necessary equipment to protect themselves or the resources to treat many of their COVID-19 patients.

I’ve always wondered and often find myself searching for the answers, “Why do these professionals risk their own health and the life of their families — for the greater good? And what toll has it taken on them mentally and physically?

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Share Your Stories From the Front Lines
If you’re a health care worker confronting the spread of the coronavirus, we want to hear from you.

We want to hear your story and invite you to share your story below and submit a photograph of yourself or a video responding to our questions. We may publish your response and a Delaware Newsline reporter may contact you to hear more about your story. If you submit a video, we may feature it on any of our platforms. Want to contribute? Please complete this form.

Tell us about the most intense experience you have had fighting Covid-19.

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Media Guidelines

Photos

We want to see you on the front line of the coronavirus fight. Send us a photo of yourself as you get ready for a new day or a picture of yourself at the end of your shift. To see examples, browse these other selfies from medical workers.

When taking your photo, please:

• Dress how you dress for your job.

• Position yourself in front of a window or outside, so that sunlight falls onto your face. If there are bright lights on behind you, please turn them off.

• Look into the lens.

• Tap your face on the phone so the camera will focus and expose correctly for your face.

• Photos should be head-and-shoulders or waist-up portraits and if possible, or helpful, ask someone to hold the camera for you.

Tip: Image To improve the lighting in your images, position yourself in front of a window or outside so that sunlight falls onto your face. If there are bright lights on behind you, please turn them off.

Tip: To improve the lighting in your images, position yourself in front of a window or outside so that sunlight falls onto your face. If there are bright lights on behind you, please turn them off.

Videos

In your recording, we’d like you to respond to these three prompts:

1. Tell us your name, age, where you’re from and what you do.

2. Tell us about the most intense experience you have had fighting Covid-19.

3. How has the coronavirus outbreak affected you, i.e., what sacrifices have you had to make to do your job?

When taking your video, please:

• Hold your phone upright to shoot vertically.

• Keep your response to each question under 15 seconds.

• Position yourself in front of a window or outside, so that sunlight falls onto your face. If there are bright lights on behind you, please turn them off.

• Look into the lens.

• Tap your face on the phone so the camera will focus and expose correctly for your face.

• Leave a small bit of room above your head and aim to include at least your head and shoulders in the frame.

• Record somewhere with limited background noise so we can hear you clearly.

• If possible, or helpful, ask someone to hold the camera for you.

Share My Story Form

If you need to add additional files instead of using this form please email your story in it’s entirely with any corresponding files (image or video to sharemystory@delawarenewsline.com

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    COVID-19 DELAWARE

    Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for deaf and hard of hearing. For those with specific health-related questions, email us at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
    Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.
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