P is for Pandemic
Given the current rates of community transmission of COVID-19 here in RI, it is expected that over the next 6 weeks (’til the end of Dec.) case numbers and hospitalizations will continue to rise.
Our hospitals and health-care workers are on course to be completely overwhelmed, and unlike the Spring where more isolated surges allowed for healthcare workers to travel from less affected to more affected areas, right now most states are experiencing rapid rise in case numbers. Healthcare professionals are leaving their jobs because they are so overwhelmed.
This is why we are asking everyone to take care to minimize all contact with people from outside their immediate households, and to stay vigilant with the easy and effective measure of wearing masks when around others who are from outside their household, both indoors and out.
P is For Pause
From 11/19 to 12/13 the Governor has declared that:
The social gathering limit is now ONE household (regardless of size). Anyone traveling outside of RI for Thanksgiving must get tested before/after AND ALSO quarantine for 2 wks after return. Visit RE-OPENING RI’s info page about the pause HERE.
From 11/30 to 12/13:
All bars and bar areas will be closed. Indoor restaurant capacity will drop to 33%, and only people from the same household can sit at the same table indoors.
By 12/13, if Covid stats have not improved, RI may go into a state-wide stay-at-home order.
P is for Precautions
PCA has decided to temporarily close to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
We will be closed the week following Thanksgiving and will return to regular operations on Sunday 12/6.
All appointments from 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, and 12/2 have been rescheduled.
please note: as a healthcare business we are permitted to operate during the pause.
Check out this podcast about indoor air quality measures and how to mitigate the spread of air-born pathogens.
In The Bubble- TOOLKIT: How to Stay Safe In COVID Winter