Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday
As we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we want to let you know that we, too, feel the pain of not gathering with our families and friends like we do every year. This is not easy. More than ever, we want to express our gratitude to you for the sacrifices you are making to protect our communities from the devastating effects of COVID-19.
As we see a surge in cases, we ask that you continue to do some simple things to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.
Staying Safe Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving gatherings are a cherished tradition but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19. Learn more about lower risk and high-risk activities so you can make smart, informed choices this holiday.
A New Turkey Day Favorite?
If you’re staying home for Thanksgiving, maybe you’ll have to go without your aunt’s sweet potato casserole or another family favorite. Why not try something new this year? Here are a few recipes for inspiration.
Curbside COVID testing
If you are experiencing symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19, you are urged to get tested. Learn about testing options, including curbside testing at Welia Health.
Cold, Flu or COVID?
If you’re like many others, every sniffle or hint of a sore throat has you secretly wondering, “Could this be COVID?” Before worrying too much, review this chart comparing typical symptoms for the common cold, the flu and COVID-19.
In observance of Thanksgiving, the following services will be closed on Thursday, November 26.
- Clinics (Mora, Hinckley, Pine City)
- Community Pharmacies (Mora, Pine City)
- Eye Care Center (Mora)
Emergency Services are open 24/7.
Dial 9-1-1 if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Pine City Urgency Services are open 11am-8 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
No appointment necessary.
Normal business hours will resume on Friday, November 27.
Updated Visitor Policy
Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 positive cases in our communities, Welia Health has made a number of changes to its visitor policy.
- While some exceptions exist, visitors to the hospital, emergency room and outpatient service areas will be restricted.
- Those allowed to visit will be screened and required to mask.
- Children will not be allowed to visit.