MHA Statement on Stay at Home Order Extension

Posted on April 24, 2020

The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Brian Peters, MHA CEOThe MHA and our member hospitals and health systems recognize the critical role social distancing is playing in starting to flatten the curve in Michigan. It has saved lives and helped hospitals manage this crisis – but we are still seeing case growth in many parts of the state. We believe the governor’s extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order to May 15 announced today is based on the best possible public health information and we appreciate this fact-based approach. The governor also announced several modifications that are reasonable. We urge people to resume these activities safely and responsibly to continue to protect others and prevent an unmanageable surge of COVID-19 in small communities with fewer resources.

In addition, we urge Michigan residents to not avoid or delay emergency care if they have a need for it. Hospital clinicians are also able to make medically based decisions to perform certain nonemergency services at this time if that service is necessary to preserve the health and well-being of their patient. Hospitals in Michigan have adopted many additional infection control protocols to ensure that their emergency departments and other areas in the hospital are safe for patients and staff. Again, please do not avoid or delay emergency care out of fear for COVID-19. As Michigan starts to resume more activities in a safe and responsible way, hospitals and clinicians will work with their patients both during and after the state of emergency to ensure patients get all the services they need.


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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, MHA CEO Brian Peters, social distancing

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