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By Dan Reed 

Carlton County: Public health nurse receives national 'Never Quit' award

Jenny Barta stepped up in a big way during the pandemic

 

June 10, 2022

Jana Peterson

Public health nurse and county Covid-19 expert Jenny Barta (front row, second from left) received a national Never Quit Service Award from the AFSCME union. She is pictured here with her immediate family, county commissioners and local AFSCME representative Tom Shay (right), who nominated her.

Carlton County's Jenny Barta has never worked harder than she has during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the public health nurse met the challenge head-on.

"This is what I was called for, this is what I was born to do," said Barta, who also acts as the county's disease prevention and control coordinator. When the pandemic began, Barta added another job to her list of duties: subject matter expert for Covid-19.

Barta has been a huge part of the county's response to the pandemic, which has received attention on statewide and national levels for its collaborative and innovative efforts, includin...



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