A nurse practitioner from St. James, Yvonne Gratz, has returned home from Travis Air Force Base (AFB) in Fairfield, CA, after providing medical support for individuals who the U.S. government evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. These returning passengers were housed on the military base while undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Gratz serves as a member of the National Disaster Medical System’s (NDMS) Disaster Medical Assistance Team.