Sparrow Caregivers are prepared for and actively managing the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak. Our primary focus is, and always will be, on the health, safety and welfare of the communities we serve. You can help by diligently washing your hands, practice social distancing and comply with prevention recommendations and orders from state and federal health authorities. The steps you take will make a critical, lifesaving difference for someone you love.
As the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, Sparrow is on the highest alert about Coronavirus and is taking every action to be prepared around the clock to meet the area’s critical care needs. We are aware of the added strain that an outbreak such as this can cause, and we ask those who are healthy to be mindful of others who may be struggling to cope with isolation or illness.
Sparrow Health System is introducing 24/7 virtual care visits via smartphone, tablet or computer. We recommend this service for individuals who are exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms – fever, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, or a cough.
We encourage you to either download and use the mobile app (iPhone | Android) or start a virtual care session with your video-enabled laptop or desktop computer. Visit with a board-certified Caregiver trained in telehealth, from the comfort of your home, and avoid contact with people who may be sick.
Sparrow is receiving many generous donations from the community in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and is accepting items at the old Eastern High School.
Visit www.SparrowFoundation.org/ChallengeResponse to make a financial gift to help defray the costs of the response effort, if you are able. Questions? Call 517.253.6144 or email Foundation@sparrow.org.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best prevention is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
» Wash your hands frequently
» Cover your cough
» Stay home if you’re sick
» Practice good hand hygiene avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
» Avoid close contact with people who are sick
» Clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces daily
» Practice social distancing at all times
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new Executive Order, 2020-72, extending the restrictions on visitors entering healthcare facilities. The restrictions remain unchanged and are now set to expire May 31.
The safety of our Patients, Caregivers and visitors is always our top priority.
For the latest information and recommendations on COVID-19 please click on the below links to the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Michigan.