LAURA AND DAWN

Caldwell UNC honors health care workers at drive-thru clinic

Above: Laura Easton, right, the president and CEO of Caldwell UNC Health Care, presents Dawn Yates with a plaque celebrating her time working at the respiratory diagnostic clinic in Lenoir. The drive-thru clinic opened last March and has since tested more than 47,000 people for the coronavirus. In a ceremony Tuesday, Caldwell UNC Health Care honored employees who worked at the clinic, which closes today. Right: Easton said that the clinic was a source of hope and comfort during a crisis. “Anybody could come here, anybody could be tested, anybody could have the comfort of knowing that they would have a result,” she said.