Regional Hospitals Urge Community to Help Stop Spread of Virus

All of the hospitals in the Great Lakes Bay Region are feeling the impact of a second surge of COVID-19 patients. Hospitalizations have now surpassed peak levels seen in the spring.

We are asking for the STRONG support of our local community and business owners to help slow the spread of the virus. Local hospitals are seeing a rapid surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Currently, we are in a favorable position with supplies, medications, personal protective gear, etc. However, the situation is constantly evolving as cases across the country surge. We can again face shortages if the virus continues to spread.

Health departments in our region have done a tremendous job compiling local, pertinent information. The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has an abundance of COVID-19 educational materials available as does the CDC. Please share messages that are proven to work in stopping the spread. We understand that after 7 months, many are growing weary. However, from the front lines of healthcare, this pandemic is still very real. We must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Collectively, our local hospitals are depending on our community now more than ever. Please lessen the strain on our healthcare heroes and ensure we can care for those in need by doing the following:

  • Avoid close contact and limit social gatherings
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces often
  • Monitor your health daily
  • Avoid unnecessary contact outside your home
  • Know how COVID-19 spreads

We value the ability to care for our community and we are coming to our community in this time of need for their support. We are pleading for your help.

Ascension St. Mary’s

Covenant HealthCare

McLaren Bay Region

MidMichigan Health