We are reaching out to all during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spirit of support and encouragement. We hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected during this stressful time of change, uncertainty and for many, a time of isolation.
The threat of the coronavirus to our loved ones and communities is very real, so please continue to adhere to the governor’s “stay home, stay healthy” order until directed otherwise in the coming weeks. By supporting this request and continuing to abide by social distancing when grocery shopping or around others, we are indeed flattening the contagion curve of this virus.
In addition to staying home, please wash hands/use hand sanitizer frequently to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and other bacteria as well. Equally important is that everyone use proper respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette by covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, use tissues and throw them away and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer every time you touch your mouth or nose.
The 60+ age group is the most at risk for contracting the COVID virus, as well as individuals that have chronic illness or suppressed immune systems. Please reach out to those in need with a kind gesture of helping with simple errands, picking up items at the grocery store or pharmacy to ease their burden during this time.
St. Elizabeth hospital staff, physicians and leaders are a key support for the community’s health care needs and especially during this time of illness due to the coronavirus. The hospital has put into place several key strategies to keep the community safe as well as their employees. These strategies include: universal masking of all employees and others entering the building, strict visitor access guidelines, and employee and visitor screening and masking at the hospital entrances, which have also been limited.
The city of Enumclaw staff continue to operate daily. Though city hall and other city buildings are still closed, Enumclaw citizens can call any department for assistance or with questions. The main phone number is 360-825-3591 and you can chose an option to reach a specific department. City services continue to operate without interruption. Water, sewer, natural gas and garbage pick-up and more, all have staff that are maintaining service to their respective areas. Thank you to the community for your understanding as we deal with the changes COVID-19 has created.
This stressful time in our history will be more manageable with the support of each other, our loved ones and our community partners. We sincerely wish patience and health for all while we walk this journey together.
Jan Molinaro, Mayor of Enumclaw
Renee Yanchura, VP Operations, St. Elizabeth Hospital