Published December 3, 2020
Our UBMD Physicians’ Group and Western New York healthcare teams have been working hard to keep the members of our communities safe – in the offices, at home through telemedicine and in our hospitals. However, with the number of cases rising and the daily percentages and hospitalization rates growing, we need your help.
Safely go out for medical care, food, medicines and other essential needs. Limit the number of places you go to reduce your chances of exposure. This can include taking food to-go instead of eating out, or calling ahead to your favorite local business to order items for curbside pick-up or delivery.
While this time of year usually means gathering with family and friends to celebrate the season, the best way you can show your love and appreciation this year is to celebrate virtually. We know it’s not the same, but this is the best way to protect your loved ones and yourself.
Throughout December, we’ll be sharing suggestions on how you can safely celebrate the season.
Eat well, sleep well and stay active. We know this is easier said than done, especially with the stress of the pandemic and upcoming holidays.
When you’re in public or near other people you don’t live with, wear a mask. Whether outside or indoors (especially if indoors), it’s essential to wear a mask and stop the spread.
Wash your hands, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and monitor your health daily for COVID-19 symptoms.
No matter the zone or micro-cluster, our offices will remain open for patient care. Our providers will continue using UBMD CareConnect, our telemedicine service, to provide you with the care you need. And our teams will be staffing our local hospitals, helping both COVID and non-COVID patients.
During this time, other health issues do not go away.
If you have been exposed to someone COVID-19 positive, or begin to develop symptoms:
Every step we take to stay safe and keep each other safe makes an impact. Together, with our collective individual choices, we can make a difference and stop the spread.