There’s a swagger in Cindric’s stride, a steely resolve in her sunglasses and respirator mask. In a sleeve of tattoos, there’s a friendly-looking panda staring out from her arm.

In blue scrubs and a floral fanny pack, UNC nurse Grace Cindric has become the hero we need right now.

In the photo, snapped last Monday by News & Observer photographer Robert Willett, the 2016 UNCG School of Nursing graduate is screening visitors heading into the UNC Medical Center Emergency Department, separating those complaining of coronavirus-related symptoms and everyone else.

Grace Cindric

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