HMA wants you to have access to the most current health information. Please refer to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health departments for current updates and information. We will post additional relevant material below to help in providing care for yourself and others.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Health Updates:
March 26, 2020 – AACN’s Washington Weekly: Special Edition. Senate Passes Sweeping COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Includes Title VIII Reauthorization! More to come!
March 24, 2020 – American Nurses Association Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion Cloth Masks Don’t Protect Nurses
Special ANA COVID-19 WebinarBe Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients during this COVID-19 Pandemic – On Demand” on March 30th. Click here to register.

March 11, 2020 – From our own Tom Pruski, RN, MAPS, DMin
6 Steps Your Congregation Should Take in Response to the Coronavirus – Lewis Center for Church Leadership

March 9, 2020World Health Organization COVID-19 Situation Report – 49
Click here to download the latest data reported by national authorities.

March 5, 2020 – CDC – COVID-19 Resources for Household
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted these Resources for Home.

March 2, 2020 – ANA top story from NPR – Coronavirus: 6 Deaths in U.S. click here to read full article

Feb. 26, 2020 – There is much information circulating about the potential spread and impact of the Corona virus (COVID-19). Stay informed with credible sources. Help others understand what is real, and what can be done to prevent the illness. Help dispel myths and exaggerations. Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

HEALTH UPDATES:
People 65 Years and Older & Influenza
It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides full information on the flu and how people 65 and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared to young, healthy adults.

Click here to go to their web page with information on: 

  • Flu Shots for People 65 and Older
  • Other Preventive Actions
  • Symptoms and Treatment
  • Additional Resources

Learn about Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention explains Shingles and all aspects. Click here to read the signs, symptoms, transmission, complications, and treatments.