Continue safe practices and seeking medical attention, even during COVID-19
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McAllen Mayor Jim Darling continues to interview key leaders in the community, discussing issues important to McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley. His latest installment of “Meeting with the Mayor” features Cris Rivera, CEO of Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Rivera joined Mayor Darling for the third installment of his show, meeting with different medical leaders to help answer questions during the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
For this episode, Rivera focused on continuing best safety practices to avoid the transmission of the virus, to vulnerable communities, including elderly and pediatric ages. She highlighted the safety of the hospital and other medical facilities for those seeking medical attention, whether for COVID-19 or other issues. Rivera especially stressed that people should not continue seeking medical attention, whether at a hospital or doctor’s clinic for other underlying chronic illnesses or medical emergencies, for fear of contracting COVID, pointing out that avoiding medical care could make the situation worse.
“As we continue to understand how to deal with COVID-19, we need to all continue to live our lives safely for ourselves and others,” said Mayor Darling. “I hope these shows offer good advice that our community can follow on how to take care of themselves.
Mayor Darling has hosted state and federal officials, as well as local doctors, all part of his series “Meeting with the Mayor.” Mayor Darling will continue his series with local, regional, and state leaders, to help keep the community informed from the decision and policy-makers of the area.