Flatten the COVID-19 Curve
We are not promoting panic or inciting chaos. We would like to explain the importance of disinfecting your surroundings, washing your hands, and limiting exposure to large groups.
In Rittman we have 38 emergency medically trained responders. All but 2 have other occupations outside of Rittman. We are staffing people on station most days from 6a-6p and 4 people on call from home 6p-6a. Additional folks respond if available when needed. Therefore we have limited resources from a prehospital standpoint at certain times.
At our Emergency Departments…wherever the hospital…there are limited beds, nurses, doctors. There are limited rooms if someone will spend the night, limited equipment if someone needs equipment. Everything is LIMITED!!
The reduction of group gatherings, the increase in personal hygiene, the disinfecting of our surroundings will help FLATTEN this curve so our systems have enough resources to handle all of patients who will contract this virus.
Please assist with this effort. Thank you!!