COVID safeguards still needed

We’ve been fighting COVID-19 together for nearly a year and a half. And it hasn’t been easy.

Within a week of our first confirmed positive test on March 10, 2020, we set up a drive-through test collection site at our North Campus. We spent hours in full protective gear and in all sorts of weather, collecting samples from long lines of people who were anxious for answers. Our nursing team developed a capacity expansion plan to ensure we were prepared for the growing numbers of patients who needed inpatient care, never dreaming that at our peak we would stretch to accommodate 141 patients at one time.

We found joy and relief in the many patients who recovered and were reunited with loved ones — and we held the hands of others in their final moments, and we held iPads so grieving families could say goodbye. And, when a vaccine became available, we were one of the first to open a mass vaccination clinic to get

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