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Staying Safe

The Safety You Expect - UR Medicine Redesigned

We understand this is a challenging time, and we want you to know that we are here for you. UR Medicine hospitals, urgent cares and doctor’s offices have been redesigned to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Telemedicine

With your safety as our highest priority, UR Medicine is providing more options for access including telemedicine visits. Contact your provider to determine the type of appointment that’s best for you.

Safety Measures

We are following strict guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our Infectious Disease experts and have created tailored safety standards for each of our hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, labs, imaging and urgent care locations.

Masking

 Everyone must wear a mask in all of our facilities; our health care teams also wear protective equipment.

Screening

We’ll check you for symptoms and ask about travel and possible exposure when entering our facilities.

Waiting Rooms

We’ve spaced out chairs, added dividers, changed visitor guidelines, and more to safeguard you.

Cleaning

Thorough cleaning and sanitation processes are in place for all patient rooms and common areas.

Let's Stay Strong to Stay Safe

When the pandemic hit, our community did a great job of flattening the curve. We wore our masks, stayed home and kept our distance. It’s tempting to let our guard down. But we’re not out of the woods yet. Locally and nationally, we are seeing a new surge in COVID cases. Many have relaxed their social distancing, are attending gatherings and are not following the precautions we know work to stop the spread of COVID. 

Take a moment to think about who depends on you. Who are the people in your life you want to protect from illness? 

Wear a Mask and Distance

 Wear a mask in public, stay six feet apart and wash your hands a lot.

Avoid Gatherings

Avoid gatherings, large or small at work and socially.

Staying at Home

Avoid traveling outside our community. Plan a safe holiday season.

Get the Flu Vaccine

Everyone 6 months of age and older needs a flu vaccine.


We’ve done this before, and we can do it again. We’ve come a long way since the pandemic began. We have promising treatments and vaccines. We will get through this, but for now, we need to stay strong to stay safe.