On the best of days, Cassie and Matt Youngerman pass like ships in the night. During a global pandemic?
It feels more like Halley’s comet.
“It’s funny,” Matt said. “We actually were just talking about that. This past weekend was the first time in six weeks we had a full day off together.”
The Youngermans aren’t just a married couple — they’re a married couple of nurses. The pair have been waging their part in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus at the same workplace, but they’re almost never there at the same time.
Cassie, assistant nurse manager in the emergency department at Centura-Littleton Adventist Hospital, takes a 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift three to four days a week. Matt, a charge nurse in surgical services at Littleton Adventist, works afternoons and evenings.
All this while also rotating shifts in caring for daughters Scarlett, 4, and Maci, 2.