I hope this finds you well. Currently there are 24 persons hospitalized at NCH with COVID and we have treated 1100 people in the hospital successfully since the beginning of the pandemic. The incidence of COVID continues to fall slowly county wide and NCH has begun allowing one adult visitor per patient with appropriate screening. Unfortunately, patients with COVID are not allowed visitors at this time. Please remember to wear a mask when you are in close proximity with others, especially indoors. I also recommend washing your cloth mask every 1-2 days and if it is soiled or wet. In addition, please make sure to get your flu shot this season. We have them in the office and are happy to give one to you with an appointment. COVID can be similar to the flu, so, having the flu shot helps to differentiate the two illnesses should you get sick.