Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly Lopez of Lake Jackson, a nurse at Matagorda County Medical Center, recently contracted COVID-19.

Note from our publisher: Kimberly Lopez is a Lake Jackson resident and registered nurse at Matagorda Regional Medical Center, and she is a good friend. She treated the first positive COVID-19 case in Matagorda County on March 14. Since then, the hospital has seen more coronavirus-infected patients, two of whom she cared for. Despite her best precautions, one situation in which she prioritized patient safety before her own left her exposed to COVID-19. She tested April 1 and results came back positive two days later.

Here is her story, in her words.

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Kimberly, don't feel guilty for the exposure. In your line of work things like that happen and become a learning experience. You and your family will rebound as a better person. Take care and wish you a good and smiling kinda day. Thanks for your nursing services.


You and other nurses are heroes. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your brave and selfless work keeping the rest of us alive, in small crises and in this enormous one. Thank you also for sharing your story. You may have saved many lives just by telling it.


Kimberly, we are praying for you and your family. May God make His peace reign in your heart as you count down the days until you can once again hold your family close.


Very well written Kimberly. Thank you for sharing what it is REALLY like to be a nurse and serve others while putting yourself at risk. Something our healthcare workers, first responders, people serving others at the grocery stores are doing for all of us every day, so many sacrificing so much. While others are just asked "Please stay home." People need to think "I can save lives by me just staying home". Even if you're not a healthcare worker, or EMT, or policeman, or staff at grocery store--- you too can be a hero these days. If you can please stay home and stop the spread of this virus.

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