As Central Illinois reopens from the statewide COVID-19 stay-at-home order, the health system is helping its communities do so safely. Committed to improving the health of the people and communities it serves, Memorial Health System, based in Springfield, Illinois, is providing education and tools to help local restaurants, shops and all residents prepare.
A community benefit team is distributing signage and other educational materials that encourage people to keep using face masks, handwashing and social distancing and practicing other daily habits that help reduce the risk of exposure to the virus.
In addition, working in partnership with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, more than 2,500 signs and other materials were distributed to organizations of color in Springfield.
It’s one way that Memorial Health System and many other hospitals across the country are investing in their communities and improving people’s lives.