Physicians, nurses and our entire medical community are urging all people to stay at home. We are honored to serve and put our lives on the front line to protect and save as many lives as possible. But we need your help.
Physical distancing and staying at home are the key to slowing the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to give physicians, nurses and everyone on the front lines a fighting chance at having the equipment, time and resources necessary to take on this immense challenge. Those contracting COVID-19 are your family, friends, and loved ones.
…Staying at home in this urgent moment is our best defense to turn the tide against COVID-19. Physicians, nurses and health care workers are staying at work for you. Please stay at home for us [SD State Medical Association, SD Association of Healthcare Organizations, and SD Nurses Association, open letter, 2020.03.24].
Walk the dog, get some fresh air, but don’t go to the bar. Don’t go the take-out window; just eat leftovers tonight. Stay home, stay healthy, and reduce the number of cases our medical professionals have to deal with now and for the weeks ahead.