Published on July 15, 2020

Mask Up Quad Cities

Mask Up Quad Cities

Do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19

Genesis President and CEO Doug Cropper and Robert Erickson, President & CEO of UnityPoint Health – Trinity made a public appeal for wearing masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing on Tuesday during a media briefing of the Scott County and Rock Island County health departments. Intensive care unit beds are filling up in local hospitals due to the recent surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the Quad City area.

“Statistics show if we can get 60% of people wearing a mask that's 60% effective, we can slow the transmission and the number of cases will go down," said Cropper.

"We will be able to manage this to the level that will enable the health system to continue to care for the community when they need us. We do not want to have to redirect our resources to care for hundreds and hundreds of COVID patients because the community spread has gotten out of control.”

When you ‘Mask Up’ you can protect your family, community and yourself from COVID-19.

Paired with social distancing and washing your hands often, we can knock this virus down, and move towards safely resuming some of the activities we miss.

Read more in the recent news coverage from WQAD:

Genesis CEOs express extreme concern on surge in COVID-19 cases in QCA

Masks likely to be encouraged the rest of the year featuring Genesis Health System Infection Prevention Coordinator Lisa Caffery

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