JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In advance of the holidays, with Missouri’s COVID-19 positive rate and hospitalizations skyrocketing, a growing coalition of organizations released educational materials to encourage Missourians to engage in the recommended behaviors to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Missouri must reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA President and CEO. “That’s essential to avoiding a care-capacity crisis in our hospitals. Together with our partners, we’re reminding Missourians that, while health care workers are on the front lines of care, all Missourians are our first line of defense in protecting those workers and our health care resources.”
Recommended public health precautions are tools to keep Missourians healthy and out of hospitals — and nothing more. Like any tool, when used effectively, they produce results. The campaign also will remind Missourians that masking can protect not only ourselves, but our loved ones as well. At the same time, it encourages Missourians to remember the additional benefit of protecting all members of the community by reducing the spread.
The campaign, which begins today, will run throughout the fall and into winter, and includes a growing number of organizations with stakeholders in every community statewide. Additional campaign assets are available at www.healthymocommunities.com.
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