Residents Advised How to Seek Non-Urgent Healthcare

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today shared recommendations on how to safely visit medical providers for routine care or previously-scheduled appointments for health issues unrelated to COVID-19. She was joined by Lincoln City Council member Roy Christensen, a professional audiologist and owner of Christensen Hearing Analytics.

Because of the pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that healthcare facilities and clinicians prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures in order to preserve personal protective equipment and supplies, ensure staff and patient safety, and maintain hospital capacity. Using the CDC guidance, decisions about proceeding with nonessential surgeries and procedures continue to be made at the local level.