On this first Friday in April, the Governor extended the “stay at home” order for an additional two weeks; the President issued a “disaster declaration” for the state of Indiana (which opens up new funding streams); and the federal government appears to be supporting the wearing of masks in public in regions where COVID-19 prevalence is high.
At Hancock Health, today was the second day of wearing “washable clothing” and the first day of wearing masks in all areas. Hopefully you had a chance to ask questions of your department directors and found a mask to your liking. I will say that, while I enjoy the look of my checkered flag mask, it will take a bit of time to get used to actually wearing it. If anyone has a good solution to the eyeglass-fogging that comes along with mask-wearing, please let me know . If you didn’t see it yesterday, please take a moment to check out the following video that proves smiles can even penetrate a mask:
You will notice some new banners around our locations today. The first notes that “Heroes Work Here” and provide a way for warmhearted folks passing by to recognize this fact with a toot on their horn. The second are banners on the main campus noting where we have designated three parking spots at the far corner of the front lot for community members who wish to hold us up in prayer. I am hopeful that, as the word spreads, at least one of these spots will be filled 24/7.
The next update will come on Monday as we provide another breather for the leadership team. If you have the opportunity, please take advantage of the weekend to refresh and reinvigorate!
All the Best,