St. Luke’s University Health Network has taken measures to promote the safety and health of the communities the network serves, but in an email to patients SLUHN urged them to “play a major role during this unprecedented crisis” while reminding them to “be well and stay safe.”
“The most effective thing you can do to stay healthy is routinely wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds,” St. Luke’s said. “This can protect you and your loved ones. If you feel unwell, if you think you have COVID-19 or if you may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home, rest and drink plenty of clear fluids.”
Individuals should keep track of their symptoms and if they persist or worsen:
“As your health care provider, we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and that of your family and the general public. We understand that you may feel anxious about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your community,” the email noted. “We have created a COVID-19 specific website to provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources to guide you in preventing the spread of the virus should you, or a loved one, experience symptoms.”
St. Luke’s said the safety and well-being of the community is of utmost importance, and as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, it encouraged community members to visit the its website and follow the network on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.
The hospital network also promised that future emails with the latest information about COVID-19 would be shared with subscribers.
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