Voyage Healthcare now offers an Acute Illness Clinic within our Osseo office and will no longer be seeing patients in the tents in the Osseo parking lot. This transition is occurring as a way to protect our Providers and Staff from the summer weather/heat, as well as a way to provide our patients with a more thorough exam.
Although it has just been 5 weeks since the United States went into quarantine, it seems much longer for hospitals and clinics that are not only trying to care for both Covid and non-Covid patients but also attempting to secure supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their health care workers. Hospitals have first priority for masks, leaving clinics woefully under-supplied. Luckily, I am part of a large group of women who volunteer their sewing skills to create reusable menstrual pads for distribution in developing world countries. We repurposed the cotton used in the construction of the Days for Girls menstrual kits to make fabric masks. Other groups throughout the city had the same idea and soon elastic for the ear loops was difficult to obtain.