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Coronavirus: Miami COVID-19 hospital workers surprised with island getaways

MIAMI — More than a dozen South Florida nurses and front-line health care workers were not looking forward to a mandatory two-day training session. That ended quickly when they were surprised with a two-day getaway in the Florida Keys.

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Jackson Health System supervisors were asked to choose staff members who excelled during the coronavirus pandemic, WFOR reported.

Many of the staff members at the Miami facilities, including respiratory therapists or laboratory technicians, had not been able to take any time off, the television station reported.

When the workers arrived at the hospital on Tuesday, they were given gift boxes with gift certificates, according to The Associated Press.

Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys donated two-night stays to their island on Duck Key as part of its Heroes Salute program, according to the AP.

That beats a staff meeting anytime.

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