Your Welia Health Update: November 24, 2020

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.

Infographic: Simple steps to protect from COVID-19

Staying Safe Thanksgiving

Cartoon of Thanksgiving turkey peering around the corner.

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. 

Minimize risk this Thanksgiving »

A New Turkey Day Favorite?

Autumn place setting with decorative pumpkins, candles and berries

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.

Take a look and get cooking »

Curbside COVID testing

Woman in car getting tested for COVID-19 with nasal swab

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.

Learn more about getting tested »

Cold, Flu or COVID?

Colorful illustration of viruses

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.

Learn the symptoms »

Holiday Hours

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.

Read the Updated Visitor Policy