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Covid Corner with Dr. Gary Jacques

"a goal without a plan is just a wish" --Jeff Rich Dear MANNM staff and Los Alamos community, Today, New Mexico has 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19 out of 6842 total tests. Roughly one out of 70 people tested are positive. Los Alamos still has no confirmed cases. Although our county has no confirmed cases, I believe we should behave as if there are cases in our county and not let our guard down. Some people in our county have mild upper respiratory symptoms without fever and are not yet candidates for testing. Some of these could be a mild case of corona virus so let's continue to implement the practices we have put in place such as isolation of infections patients, giving respiratory patients a mask, clinical people (providers, nurses, MA's) wearing masks, increased environmental cleaning of high touch surfaces, frequent hand washing etc etc. Our goal at MANNM is that we have a ZERO percent infection rate among our 70 employees. Let's shoot for this for the next 6 months, which gives time for more resources to our hospitals and hopefully some scientifically proven therapies to become available. What do you think? As our quote reminds us, a goal without a plan is just a wish. Let's be sure we have a personal plan for our own lives and be sure to follow the guidelines we have prepared for the workplace at MANNM. Have a great Wednesday! Dr. Jacques

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