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Use caution with fireworks

With COVID-19 resulting in the cancelation of many public Independence Day celebrations, more families may be inclined to use fireworks at home. As you celebrate, remember to exercise extreme caution when using the devices, as deaths and injuries occur every year.

Kim Schutterle MD By Kim Schutterle July 1, 2020

As we reopen, let’s keep each other safe and healthy

As the economy starts to reopen and things feel normal again, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Continue to do your part to keep your friends, family, co-workers and community members safe and healthy by washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining a safe distance from others while in public.

Paul Mueller MD By Paul Mueller June 25, 2020

Hard work and dedication leads to pay restoration for staff

The hard work, flexibility and sacrifice of staff has resulted in a better than expected return to patient care across the organization.

June 24, 2020

Help stop the spread of respiratory illness: Masking options

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask while in public. We'll help you find the best options for you and your family.

Joseph Krien MD By Joseph Krien May 20, 2020

COVID-19 and lung conditions: What you need to know

People with underlying lung conditions, such as asthma or COPD, have been identified as having an increased risk of developing serious respiratory complications from COVID-19. Get tips to prevent getting the virus.

Muhammad Rishi, M.D. By Muhammad Rishi May 18, 2020

10 ways to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home

With stay-at-home orders, now is the time to focus on minimizing exposures and spread of COVID-19. One way to accomplish this is by managing any new viral symptoms at home. What does that mean?

Samantha Runstrom, M.D. By Samantha Runstrom May 13, 2020

Q&A: How to wear a cloth face covering

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public. Learn more about cloth face coverings in this Q&A.

May 8, 2020

Enjoy sewing? Handmade cloth mask donations needed

Fabric masks are needed to help keep patients, visitors and staff safe. If you enjoy sewing, consider making masks for your local Mayo Clinic Health System location.

May 7, 2020

Caring for more patients in a COVID-19 environment while protecting your safety

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 environment, we remain committed to providing care to patients who need us today, tomorrow and in the future.

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Q&A

This time can feel especially frightening for some pregnant women. Here's a Q&A to help expecting families feel informed and prepared for pregnancy and delivery during this unprecedented time.

Laura Ambler, D.O. By Laura Ambler April 29, 2020

COVID-19: Minimizing exposure to home, family

If you're an essential worker, minimizing COVID-19 exposure to your family when returning home from work is critical. Here's how to keep you and them safe.

April 15, 2020

Abuse at home: Safety planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

With many people under orders to remain at home, there are concerns about increased risk for domestic violence. Having a plan is important. Consider these tips to stay safe.

April 11, 2020