A request for help from Intermountain Healthcare

We pass on without editing, a request for help from IHC nurses, doctors, and caregivers.

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COVID-19 threatens the health of our community. Supporting everyone’s health takes everyone’s effort.

Healthcare is a limited resource.

Case counts and hospitalizations are growing at a rapid pace across most counties in Utah, ICUs are nearing capacity, and Utah healthcare providers will be unable to care for people if this surge continues.

To protect our hospitals and healthcare resources, on November 8, Utah Governor Gary Herbert declared a new state of emergency asking for the help of all residents to stop the spread of COVID-19. The state is mandating:

⁍ Masks in public until further notice

⁍ No casual social gatherings with individuals outside of one’s own household, until -November 23, 2020

⁍ No youth and high school extracurricular activities, including athletic and intramural events, until November 23, 2020

⁍ Students enrolled at public and private colleges and universities, who either live on campus or attend at least one in-person class per week, to be tested for COVID-19 weekly (starting soon)

These measures can help lower the number of case counts and allow us to have enough healthcare resources (ex: hospital beds staffed by trained clinicians, ventilators and other life-saving equipment) to support everyone who needs healthcare.

Read the full statement from Intermountain Healthcare here.