Health Advocates Agree – New COVID-19 Guidelines Necessary to #StopTheSurge & Protect Californians’ Health & Access to Health Care

Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, urged Californians to comply with the efforts to minimize mixing and movement, to prevent hospitalizations and deaths from the COVID-19 virus, and maintain capacity and access to our health system.
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For Immediate Release: Thursday December 3, 2020

CONTACT:
Yvonne Vasquez, Communications Associate, Health Access California, yvasquez@health-access.org, 916-407-7078 (cell)
Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California, awright@health-access.org, 916-870-4782 (cell)

HEALTH ADVOCATES AGREE:

NEW COVID-19 GUIDELINES NECESSARY TO #STOPTHESURGE AND PROTECT CALIFORNIANS’ HEALTH AND ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE 

  • Regional “Stay At Home” Order Will Be Triggered for Regions with ICU Capacity Below 15%
  • Californians Should Continue to Get Needed Care and Other Essential Services, but Minimize Mixing and Movement

SACRAMENTO, CA—Today,  Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition, urged Californians to comply with the efforts to minimize mixing and movement, to prevent hospitalizations and deaths from the COVID-19 virus, and maintain capacity and access to our health system.

“We urge our fellow Californians to join in common cause in this effort to protect our health, and our access to the health system. If together Californians can minimize movement and mixing for several weeks, we can better control COVID19’s spread, and prevent hospitalizations and deaths,” said Anthony Wright, executive director, Health Access California.

“These new guidelines are about protecting our health, and the health of one another. These new temporary rules are also about protecting our access to a health system that would otherwise be overrun. Even during this month, Californians should continue to get the health care they need, from primary and preventive care to managing chronic conditions. However, to preserve access to the health system we all rely on, we need to follow these guidelines on nonessential gatherings. COVID-19 isn’t taking a holiday, and our actions at the end of 2020 will make a big difference about how quickly we can emerge in 2021.”

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