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Commit to helping each other during pandemic

Animas Surgical Hospital urges each member of our community to commit to helping one another. The pandemic brings to the forefront our interconnected community. We rely on each other. Educators teach our children. Snowplow drivers keep our roads open. Grocery store workers keep food on the shelves. Health care providers care for our well-being. COVID-19 impacts the people, businesses and services that we rely on daily, and we are all feeling the impact of the omicron variant’s spread.

Committing to care for each other during the surges of COVID-19 is one way we can help all our local businesses. Wear a well-fitting, high-quality mask that covers your mouth and nose during gatherings. Wash your hands. Get tested and isolate if you become sick. Quarantine at home if you’ve been exposed. Stay up to date on vaccinations, including boosters. Be thoughtful when gathering with others. Seek care if you are not feeling well and keep your appointments for routine care. Continue to shop locally. Many stores and restaurants have online ordering and curbside pickup available.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, including our local health care and business community. Let’s help keep doors open and support each other.

Joe Theine

CEO, Animas Surgical Hospital