(KARE) When the University of Minnesota announced all classes would move online due to the new coronavirus, it was a turning point for second year medical student, Sruthi Shankar.
“This kind of overwhelming sense of, this is real. This is happening,” Shankar said. “And more than anything, I think we felt this need to want to help.”
Shankar connected with fellow medical student, Sara Lederman, and they came up with a plan. They knew healthcare workers everywhere were facing long hours, and many needed help with childcare and other household tasks.
So they launched MN CovidSitters, a free service which pairs students who want to help with the healthcare providers who need it.
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