COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/05/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/05/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/05/2022: What’s Happening? Hospitals and EMS are strained from a dramatic increase in COVID-19, resulting in: Increased emergency room wait times and limited capability to treat patients in hospitals Increased difficulty transferring critical patients Limited capacity to accept new and treat existing patients due to bed and staffing limitations

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COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21: What’s Happening? Increasing prevalence of COVID-19 throughout the region is adding to staffing shortages in the healthcare system (including EMS, hospitals, public health, long term care facilities, home health, etc). Near record-high hospital patient demand with COVID-19 complicated by staffing shortages is overcrowding hospitals. The Kansas City...

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COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21: What’s Happening? In a news briefing last Friday, regional hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers said that this winter could be worse for COVID than the last. The region’s public health directors followed with a news release: ‘It’s critical we bend the curve to keep hospital space available’. Community prevalence

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Region’s public health directors: ‘It’s critical we bend the curve to keep hospital space available’ (English and Spanish versions available)

Region’s public health directors: ‘It’s critical we bend the curve to keep hospital space available’ (English and Spanish versions available)

The region’s public health directors are asking Kansas City metro residents to help ease the mounting pressure on area hospitals by taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. This morning, chief medical officers for metro hospitals voiced concerns about their ability to serve patients, no matter their vaccination status, due to an increase in

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Modifications to the Bottom Line Metrics

Modifications to the Bottom Line Metrics

The regional risk assessment (also known as the “bottom line”) is a tool used to understand and communicate the level of risk in our communities through looking at: Hazard – Effects on the population Mitigation measures Ability to respond – capability of the health care system This product is shared during presentations to regional partners

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Holiday Fire Prevention

Holiday Fire Prevention

Holiday decorations, candles and Christmas trees are a great way to get in the holiday spirit, but they also bring an increased risk for home fires. Here are some tips to keep your home festive and safe this holiday season. Christmas tree fire prevention and safety Before placing the tree in the stand, cut two

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 12/6/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 12/6/21

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/6/21: What’s Happening? Hospitalizations are our most accurate and timely indicator of COVID-19 and are currently showing an alarming upward trend. The Omicron Variant has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the CDC. A St. Louis resident is Missouri’s first case of the omicron variant (NPR). Much

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Holiday Online Shopping Safety

Holiday Online Shopping Safety

Cyber crime continues to grow, especially as an increasing number of consumers turn to online shopping to fulfill holiday wishlists. Taking a few precautions can go a long way in preventing a cyber criminal from stealing your personal or financial data and ruining your holiday season. Be proactive and vigilant by following these tips for

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Holiday Cooking Safety

Holiday Cooking Safety

Prevent kitchen fires with these simple safety tips The holidays are here and that can mean big cooking projects and lots of distractions when your home is full of guests. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. and it’s also the leading cause of fire injuries. According to the National Fire

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