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Louisiana Hospitals: We Need Your Help in Keeping Infections Down at Thanksgiving

A medical worker wearing protective equipment administers a nasal swab test at a free coronavirus testing location outside Washington Square Park in New York on Saturday.Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images

"While we have made significant progress in our fight against COVID-19, successfully defeating this virus depends on our collective ability to work together and remain vigilant."

Posted: Nov 23, 2020 9:46 AM

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Hospital Association president Paul Salles penned a column in The Advocate on how Louisiana's hospitals need the people of our state to do their part to keep COVID infections down this Thanksgiving. He concludes: “Doing your part to reduce the spread of the virus is, by far, the best way to thank our healthcare heroes, protect our friends and neighbors, and ensure that Louisiana’s economy can rebound from this pandemic.”
An excerpt is below:
"While we have made significant progress in our fight against COVID-19, successfully defeating this virus depends on our collective ability to work together and remain vigilant.
Unfortunately, we once again find our country in the midst of a spike in COVID-related hospitalizations, and recent reports show Louisiana’s COVID-19 cases are increasing. However, we still have a real and actionable opportunity to reverse this trend.
It is imperative that we continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and protect our high-risk and elderly loved ones to reduce the number of individuals requiring hospital care so that our healthcare workforce is not stretched too thin."
Read more here.

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