Reducing the Spread of COVID-19
We encourage you to be proactive to protect your health and safety. We can all play a role in reducing the potential spread of the COVID-19 in our community.
The following are recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- Wear a mask. The CDC recommends wearing masks in public and when around people who do not live in your household. Be sure to wear the mask correctly- making sure it fits snugly on your face, covering your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, please use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with people who have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are feeling ill.
- Cough or sneeze into the sleeve of your elbow or use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.
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How You Can Help
During these difficult and unprecedented times, our health care workers and staff are on the front lines, 24 hours per day. Mercy Health Services is doing everything we can to take care of our patients and staff, around the clock.
Please consider supporting our efforts to manage this situation. By making a donation, you can support Mercy's emergency hospital expansion project. We have constructed a new, 32-bed acute/critical care unit in The Mary Catherine Bunting Center. Your support will also ease the financial burden COVID-19 is placing on the system.
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