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We Need Your Help to Stop the COVID-19 Spread

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Despite the warnings, despite the science, despite the pleading by public health officials and experts, we all have people in our lives who refuse to take COVID-19 seriously.

As of yesterday, Minnesota recorded a single-day record of 5,454 newly reported cases. At CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital, 22% of our hospitalized patients are COVID-19 positive – and that percentage continues to grow.

How can the public help? Have honest conversations with your friends and loved ones. The simple truth is these conversations need to happen because lives are at stake. As flu season approaches and we move indoors, the stress put on local health care providers will mount if the trajectory of the spread continues to go in the wrong direction.

Here are two recent videos to help share the message:

Faces on the Frontlines: Message from CentraCare Frontline Staff

Straight-Up Facts about COVID-19

If you don't know where to start, we have helpful tips and scenarios on how to have a conversation with someone who won't take COVID-19 seriously.

The message has been the same since March: Wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and wash your hands. We hope this can ultimately make a difference in our communities.