Halloween is just around the corner, marking the beginning of the holiday season. With pandemic guidelines having loosened in many parts of the state, people are excited for an end-of-year holiday season that’s reminiscent of pre-pandemic celebrations from years past. Even with vaccination numbers on the rise, we should continue to recognize that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. This Halloween, it is important to continue taking precautions against spreading the COVID-19 virus whenever possible.
This flu season, it is important as ever to protect ourselves and our loved ones against both the flu and COVID-19. We spoke to two Dignity Health Medical Group physicians who shared what you should know this flu season.
With increasing concern for COVID-19 variants and cases spiking across the country, it’s clear that the pandemic is not over. That’s why it is even more important to keep up on your regular check-ups for yourself and your family. Dignity Health Medical Group clinics are open and ready to serve you. If you’re headed into one of our clinics for a visit, here are some reminders on the enhanced precautions we’re taking to create a safe and welcoming environment for our patients and health care workers.
This next school year will be different for students and parents alike. While school systems are finalizing details for the 2021-2022 school year, you and your family should also prepare a plan-of-action to stay healthy in and out of class. Mercy Medical Group pediatrician Kimberly Hart, DO has some advice that can ease any concerns you may have about sending your kids back to school in this phase of the pandemic.