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Be Safe When Celebrating Labor Day

September 02, 2021

Labor Day is a great reason to relax, have a barbecue and take some time for yourself. Spending those Sept. 6 leisure hours with family members can be a lot of fun, too. But UHS health experts caution that large gatherings can lead to the spread of COVID-19, especially as the disease remains a threat in our community.

So it’s important to stay vigilant and continue to avoid the kinds of large gatherings that could promote the spread of the virus. This includes Labor Day parties in our own homes and other locations.

Even as restrictions have eased somewhat across the country, those of us in healthcare should still remain vigilant on and off the job. We should avoid sharing communal foods and shouldn’t remove our masks if other people are nearby.

We all need to do our part in helping each other keep our patients, visitors, families and colleagues safe from super-spreader events. And we should continue to wear masks, social-distance and wash our hands frequently to curb the spread.

This will give us all the best chance of ending the pandemic.

If you begin experiencing symptoms or if you were in contact with a person who is positive for the virus, you can connect with a UHS provider using our Virtual Walk-In, found here.