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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Celebrating the 4th While Staying Safe

Published in For the Health of It Author:

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the following tips to help friends and families slow the spread of COVID-19 during gatherings or cook-outs.

If you are planning an event this holiday weekend, please keep in mind the following tips:

  • Host your gatherings outdoors, when possible.
  • Arrange tables and chairs so families can be 6 feet apart.
  • Encourage guests to bring their own food or drinks.
  • Stay home if you feel sick, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wear face coverings when you are less than 6 feet apart from others, wash hands, and clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces.

View the full list of recommendations from the CDC