“Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days.” ~ Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Chicago is in a race against time to prepare for the surge experts say is coming. There have been 4,680 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, and, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city could get as many as 40,000 hospitalizations in the coming weeks. In the state of Illinois, there have been 11,256 confirmed cases of the virus (as of Monday, April 6) and 274 people have died from it so far and cases continue to rise. The situation is dire to say the least. 

Officials are working diligently to prepare for the onslaught of patients who need medical attention. In addition to McCormick Place converting to a hospital with 3,000 beds by the end of the month, the search for qualified healthcare professionals to step in and assist the already overworked healthcare team in the city is on! Sunbelt Staffing has been working with the City to provide temporary healthcare services and have been chosen as a premier partner to meet this demand. With an emphasis on Nurses and Medical Assistants, Sunbelt has organized a team of professionals to focus solely on these hundreds of positions the City requires.

Led by Ken Kistner, Vice President, the team consists of intake personal, a credentialing team and an account manager, Brittany Elansky, who has been working with the City since 2019 and become immersed in their culture and personally invested in the health and wellbeing of its residents. Brittany has been with Sunbelt since 2017 and currently serves as a Senior National Account Manager.

If you’re ready to stand with us to protect one of the greatest cities in the world, you can follow this link to apply directly from the Chicago.Gov site:

Or visit to learn more about Sunbelt and our work against COVID-19 across the country.

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