The Wisconsin Hospital Association and a coalition of health care and business organizations have formed a coalition to encourage people to wear masks and take other precautions to check the surge in COVID-19 infections in the state.
“What we know is that masks work,” said Eric Borgerding, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Hospital Association. “And whether it’s through a mandate or through very vigilant use and encouragement of using masks, we know that it works.”
In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of the annual flu shot and to encourage individuals to get vaccinated this year, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock joined forces with community members to share why they get their flu shot in a powerful video. View their testimonials here.
In addition to sharing these compelling videos, we have also partnered with SCL Health physicians and clinical leaders to develop easy-to-understand resources to help educate the general public on the importance of getting a flu shot and to share information on the similarities and differences in symptoms for the common cold, flu and COVID-19. With all we continue to learn about COVID-19 and symptoms related to the virus, we wanted to provide a resource for reference and encourage individuals to consult their physician for a professional diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. More information on why individuals should get a flu shot
BikeFest, that was held last week, brings more than 100,000 people to the area every year, according to a press release from the health department.
“We know that health and safety mitigation measures like wearing face coverings and social distancing have helped to slow and even reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the City of St. Louis,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for St. Louis. “Media coverage of the event revealed very few people wearing masks or practicing social distancing.”
Since it appeared social distancing recommendations were not followed and face coverings are not mandated in the Lake of the
WHO Issues Charter to Encourage Health Care Worker Safety
The health worker charter was issued on the second annual World Patient Safety Day.
By Nikki Johnson-Bolden
Sep 23, 2020
WHO released a health worker charter on September 17, 2020 that calls on governments and health care leaders to address threats to health care professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.
The charter was announced on the second annual World Patient Safety Day. The theme for this year was health worker safety, set with the intention of motivating those in charge of health services on a local and national level to take five specific actions to improve the protection of health workers who interact with COVID-19 patients.
The first of the recommended steps is the establishment of synergies between health worker safety and patient safety policies and strategies. Developing and implementing national programs for occupational health and safety of health workers, protecting health