Safe Practices While Getting Back to Business

May 15, 2020

Watertown Regional Medical Center realizes the difficult and highly unusual times we are experiencing in the state of Wisconsin right now. We want to assure you that we remain committed to ensuring your health and safety and are continuing to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our community is protected.

We encourage the use of smart practices and sound judgement when faced with personal and business decisions. These measures include:

  • Restrict travel. Stay close to home as much as possible, especially if your trip is not essential or if you are at a higher risk of severe illness.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if you have been exposed. If you are sick and can manage your symptoms at home, please do so. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or come to the Emergency Department. For all other medical needs, call your provider or visit Urgent Care.
  • Maintain social distance. Stay at least six feet from other people. Restrict large gatherings and stay out of crowded places.
  • Cover your mouth and nose. COVID-19 can be spread to others even if you do not feel sick. For the benefit of others, please wear a cloth face cover or face mask when out in public.
  • Wash hands often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect often. Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces including tables, desks, countertops, handles and toilets. Consider the use of wipeable covers on electronics including keyboards, phones, touch screens, remote controls, ATM machines and credit card machines.

COVID-19 is not going away and it is important to be methodical when it comes to ramping up businesses and engaging others in public. If you have any questions regarding safe practices, please visit the CDC website.