Spectrum Health urges people to 'comply' with new emergency order

Spectrum Health
Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 15:52:24-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The largest health system in West Michigan is urging residents in the region to "comply" with the COVID-19 emergency order issued yesterday by the state.

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Spectrum Health shared this afternoon the following response to the order:

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at an alarming rate and hospital admissions surge, Spectrum Health urges Michigan residents to comply with the new three-week emergency epidemic orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Doing so will help ensure that Spectrum Health has the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients as well as those with other conditions requiring immediate attention, such as heart attacks or car crash injuries. We join health systems throughout the state in asking everyone to do their part now to slow the spread and ensure we can care for our patients and communities.