Your Welia Health Update: May 20, 2020

Welia Health welcomes you back.

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For several weeks, as our communities have been diligent to #StayHomeMN, you have provided Welia Health the time necessary to prepare for COVID-19. Thank you. We recognize that during this time, you may have placed you and your family’s healthcare needs on hold. We encourage you seek the medical care you and your loved ones need. Welia Health is scheduling appointments for routine care and some elective procedures.

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When you need an ER, go to the ER (even in a pandemic)

Across Minnesota, visits to emergency rooms are down dramatically. Doctors are concerned that people with illnesses that require ER attention are staying home out of fear. Welia Health urges you to seek emergency care whenever you need it

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Continue safe practices

1.  Wash your hands.
2.  Get tested when sick.
3.  Schooch over. Stay 6 feet from others.
4.  Wear a mask.
5.  Stay home when able.

In a recent statement, the Minnesota Hospital Association urged Minnesotans to practice diligent physical distancing in public and to stay at home whenever possible to protect their and their families’ health and reduce the spread of infection to vulnerable populations in our state.

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Calling on mask makers

All patients and visitors at Welia Health are now required to wear masks when entering our facilities. As long as our supply continues, we are committed to providing a mask to anyone in need. But we need more masks!

We are calling on our community for help. Please consider putting your skills to work. Donated masks can be dropped off at our Mora and Pine City locations during regular business hours in the labeled donation bins located near the main entrances.

Learn how to make a face mask »

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Resources when you need the facts.

State of Minnesota COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Hotlines

  • Minnesota Department of Health
    Open from 7am-7pm daily
  • Health-related questions
    651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
  • School and childcare questions
    651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
  • Kanabec County Public Information Hotline
    Open 8am-5pm daily
  • Pine County COVID-19 Hotline
    Open 8am-5pm Mon-Fri

Mental Health Resources

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