Mercy Cancels Health Day Amid Ohio’s 1st Coronavirus Diagnoses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Following the first diagnoses of COVID-19 in Ohio, Mercy Health-Youngstown has cancelled its Mercy Health Day, scheduled to be held Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.

“As part of the health system’s responsibility to foster a healthy community through wellness and outreach programs, this year’s event will be postponed to a later date in 2020,” said Mercy Health in its announcement. “This is consistent with current CDC guidelines to mitigate risk around COVID-19, especially for those in our Valley who are at a higher risk.”

No rescheduled date was announced.

Those who preregistered for screenings and training sessions will have their spot guaranteed for the rescheduled event. Mercy Health will contact registrants individually, but questions will be accepted by calling 330 480 6133. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, older adults and those with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease should take extra precautions.

“As a reminder, everyone in the Valley can take daily precautions such as washing your hands often, using hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face, nose and eyes and avoid large gatherings where ventilation may be limited,” the health-care system said.

The most recent CDC guidelines are available here

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.