SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Two Sioux Metropolis hospitals are asking for the neighborhood’s assist beating COVID-19 as native hospitalizations are on the rise.
On Thursday a joint enterprise letter from MercyOne Siouxland Medical Middle and UnityPoint Well being-St. Luke’s requested native enterprise homeowners to require staff and clients to put on masks whereas at their place of work.
In keeping with the letter, the request comes as the 2 hospitals have skilled the best variety of COVID-19 sufferers for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
Hospital officers say they’ve efficient mitigation instruments at their disposal, however hospitalizations stay a priority as the vacation season approaches, the place the virus is anticipated to peak.
We all know you perceive the significance of excellent public well being to be able to maintain and develop financial well being, and to be able to protect each, we ask you to assist us showcase this necessary security measure. Will you present unity along with your native well being care staff? They want your assist now greater than ever,” mentioned the letter from MercyOne and UnityPoint. “By working collectively, we are able to scale back hospitalizations from COVID-19 and guarantee our local people companies stay open.”