Life of an essential worker: Environmental service employee at Methodist Hospital

A woman wears a face mask.
Joann Palmer has been an environmental service employee at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park for 30 years. She took this photo of herself with a face mask she wears when she cleans the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courtesy of Joann Palmer

As part of an occasional series, MPR News host Angela Davis interviews an essential worker on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. 

On Monday, Davis spoke with Joann Palmer, an environmental service worker at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. She’s been cleaning that hospital for more than 30 years.  

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