From BlueCross Blueshield of Texas:

June 11, 2020

As Texas lifts restrictions implemented to prevent coronavirus spread, Nicole Sarkar is trying to spread resources while safely transporting elderly clients to doctor appointments that had been postponed for weeks.

As executive director of Drive a Senior Central Texasexternal link, Sarkar’s work to serve clients — all older than age 60 and at high risk of severe COVID-19 diseaseexternal link — has become more challenging since the outbreak began. The organization, which transports elderly Austin-area residents free of charge, has stopped allowing volunteers to drive clients to and from appointments and activities to avoid potential infection.