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COVID-19 Update: Here for the Community

Greetings to our community members, and we hope this week’s update finds you well. As the state begins early phases of re-opening, Mid Coast–Parkview Health continues to plan for restarting time-sensitive care.

This week, our providers have been connecting with patients to reschedule procedures and appointments that were put on hold due to COVID-19. During this process, we are prioritizing patients where further delay could cause adverse health consequences, and we expect these procedures and appointments to begin next week.

We would also like to remind our community that Mid Coast–Parkview Health is here to care for any healthcare needs you may have, even during these unprecedented times. If you are experiencing an urgent health need, it is important to call your provider for guidance. We have increased telemedicine options across all of our outpatient practices, and continue to adhere to safe practices at each of our facilities, with increased hand washing, universal masking, and physical distancing. With all this in mind, please be assured anyone in our service area can feel confident and safe in seeking care right now.

If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 9-1-1. We understand this is a scary and uncertain time for everyone, but your safety remains our number one priority. In many health emergencies, minutes can make a difference; please do not wait to get the care you need.

As Governor Janet Mills’s stay-at-home order remains in effect until May 31, it is also important for everyone to continue physical distancing and following masking guidelines. Part of the governor’s order requires Mainers to wear cloth face coverings in public places where physical distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores or pharmacies. CDC guidelines and more information on masks are available here: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/documents/Which-Mask.pdf.

In order to ensure that everyone is adhering to CDC guidance, Mid Coast–Parkview Health has been distributing fabric masks to family members, partner organizations, and community members. We are grateful to the many volunteers who have been sewing and donating cloth masks since the onset of COVID-19. For those who like to sew, we are still accepting donations of fabric masks. For sewing instructions, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and click on Cloth face covers. Masks can be dropped off just inside the Main Entrance of Mid Coast Hospital’s Parkview Campus, located at 329 Maine Street in Brunswick, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This pandemic has been an understandably difficult time for all. However, even as Maine begins to reopen some services, it is crucial that everyone continues practicing physical distancing and following CDC guidelines for the foreseeable future, as pandemics are unpredictable.

This week, Mid Coast–Parkview Health joins healthcare organizations across the nation in recognizing National Nurses Week. As we honor our nurses, and our entire care team, we ask our community to continue staying home as much as possible. It is a crucial way to keep yourself and others safe, and the best way to thank health care workers on the front lines.

We deeply appreciate your ongoing support and we hope you have a great week.

 
 
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