Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 Helping the town battle COVID-19 Crabtree announces town’s recent hiring of an additional public health nurse: Teresa Riley-Singh By Mark E. Vogler lic Health Nurse for the Town T own Manager Scott C. Crabtree yesterday announced the appointment of an additional public health nurse to bolster the town’s effort to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19. of Saugus,” Crabtree said. “Teresa holds extensive experience in and advanced knowledge of public health and nursing, which will make her an asset to our community, residents and employees, especially during these unprecedented times.” Riley-Singh previously worked as a Registered Nurse for Phillips Academy, Melrose Public Schools and East Boston Health Clinic. She also served as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Burn Unit at Shriners Hospital for Children and as an Assistant Nurse Manager at Monte Nido Center for Eatwww.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM COGLIANO | FROM PAGE 1 “I have a close group of NEW NURSE: The Town of Saugus recently hired Teresa R. Riley-Singh, a Registered Nurse, to join the Health Department’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) Teresa R. Riley-Singh, a WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma STAY SAFE! Registered Nurse, is a highly-qualified public and private health professional with 15 years of experience in the field, according to the press release issued by Crabtree’s office. It also noted that Riley-Singh will assist the community’s Health Director and Board of Health “in better supporting and aiding the public during these extraordinary times.” “We are happy to welcome Teresa as an additional Pubfriends – about six people – that I hang out with…we all got it,” he said. One of his friends who got infected with the virus is a member of the Saugus Fire Department. “I’ve been out and about everywhere. And I didn’t think I would get this. But nobody is immune to it. I had tested positive on the 20th [of December],” he said. Cogliano’s advice to people who want to avoid the virus: “Social distance, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay at home as much as possible.” His advice to folks who contract the virus: “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and get some rest.” ing Disorders. Riley-Singh is currently working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Bay Path University, and she holds an Associate of Nursing Degree from North Shore Community College. She is certified in the ICU and as a Provider of Basic Life Support. In addition, Riley-Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Michael’s College, and she studied African Literature at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Riley-Singh started her new post and training at the end of last year, according to the press release. BATTLING COVID-19: A flare-up of the virus keeps Board of Selectmen Chair Anthony Cogliano feeling cooped up at home. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)                                        

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