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#MaskUp #WearAMask #LeeHealthStrong

Thousands of Top U.S. Hospitals Encourage Everyone to #MaskUp

One hundred of the nation’s top healthcare systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S., have come together with an urgent plea for all Americans – mask up, because wearing a facemask is our best chance of slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lee Health is proud to stand united with these hospitals.

The next several months will be critical. While the arrival of the vaccine inspires optimism, we must remember to remain vigilant, take precautions and follow public health orders since it will take months to have an adequate supply of vaccines for everyone. 

The coronavirus is still spreading, and hospitalizations and deaths are still rising. Lives are at stake, and we cannot let up now. 

Until the CDC issues updated rules, we must do all we can to protect ourselves and others. We must keep wearing our masks, regularly washing our hands and practicing safe physical distancing. 

We ask that you follow these safety precautions even if you have already received the vaccine because it takes up to six weeks from your first dose to reach full immunization protection.

Lee Health Safety Measures

At Lee Health, your safety is our top priority. Our expert staff follows strict guidelines to protect you while providing comprehensive, compassionate care.

  • All patients and staff must wear masks
  • We screen patients at each entrance
  • Our staff cleans and disinfects each location throughout the day
  • Everyone must follow social distancing rules
  • We restrict the number of patients and visitors allowed inside at one time
  • We will communicate with you about safety guidelines

HOW TO WEAR A MASK:

●    It should cover your mouth and nose

●    It should be snug but comfortable against the sides of your face

●    It should be secured with ties or ear loops

●    It should be made with multiple layers of material

●    It must allow you to breathe without restriction

●    Disposable masks should be thrown away after each use

●    Reusable masks should be washed after each use 

For more information from the CDC click here:

WHEN TO WASH YOUR HANDS:

●    After you have been in public and touched a surface that is frequently touched by others (like door handles, shopping carts, electronic cash registers/screens, etc.)

●    Before and after touching your eyes, nose or mouth

●    When entering or exiting the home

●    After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

●    Before, during and after you prepare and eat food

●    Before and after contact with an ill person

●    After using the toilet or changing diapers

●    Before and after treating a cut, sore or wound

●    After touching animals or animal waste

●    After touching garbage, body fluids, or anytime you have doubt if your hands are clean

For more information from the CDC click here:


We are proud of all of our amazing frontline workers for setting a positive example for our community. They continue to do their part to keep our community safe even when they are not on the clock. We encourage everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in public. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we will get there together.

#MaskUp #WearAMask #LeeHealthStrong 

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