We are all grateful and relieved that COVID-19 cases in our communities and hospitalization rates have come down over the last 4-6 weeks.
Our region, however, remains in the red, based on Ohio Department of Health risk levels and ongoing high prevalence of infection in the community. In addition, many of our providers, staff, patients, and visitors have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19.
In the interest of safety: we are not yet ready to ease any recommendations regarding the use of PPE or efforts to remain socially distanced in our work spaces, break rooms, lounges, etc.
We will continue to re-evaluate policies and protocols as COVID-19 epidemiology changes and based on CDC and ODH guidance.