- On Monday, March 23, 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statewide stay-at-home order (COVID-19 2020)Executive Order 2020-21 COVID-19 help slow the spread of the coronavirus, with an exemption for certain critical infrastructure workers as defined by CISA under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including CISA-Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response:
“Caregivers (e.g., physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, speech pathologists and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists)”
- As licensed health care providers, our Audiologists, in accordance with the order, O’Connor Hearing Center, has
“Temporarily postponed all non-essential procedures, seeing only those to preserve the health and safety of the patient as determined by a licensed medical provider.” Executive Order 2020-17, COVID-19 (see 2020-17 Temporary Restrictions). All health and safety precautions strictly followed.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
- During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
- Stock up on supplies
- Avoid crowds as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often.
- Take everyday precautions to keep (6 ft) of space between yourself and others.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact.
- Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
- If you cannot get extra medications, consider using mail-order for medications.
- Be sure you have over-the-counter and RX medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
- Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.