As healthcare providers, we strongly recommend following the CDC and local/state guidance as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC, up to 80 percent of those infected with COVID-19 may have mild or no symptoms. If you are not wearing a face mask and don’t know you have COVID-19 because you are asymptomatic, you could give COVID-19 to someone who is at a higher risk of severe illness or death – including a friend or family member.
In the last blog, we discussed our “Save a Life, Wear a Mask” campaign. Part of this campaign involves information about different types of masks. This blog also includes how to correctly wear masks. Check out our Instagram page for campaign updates. We want to be sure that we are mitigating the risk associated with COVID-19 as much as possible. This messaging will be emphasized through emails, flyers, health center signage, social media posts, and supportive policies for our patients. We are also taking into consideration the government policies and guidelines surrounding mask usage.
If you do not have a face mask, you can order one online or find one at stores locally. You can also make one on your own by following these directions recommended by the CDC.
If patients have specific questions about face masks or would like recommendations as to where they can be found locally, Marathon Health providers are happy to assist. For more information on COVID-19 mitigation strategies, download our Return to Business Playbook.