COVID-19 Letter to Our Community
A Message from our President and CEO
In recent weeks, we have seen a rapid and alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in South Carolina. I am deeply concerned about the health and safety of our community residents. There is no doubt we have reached a pivotal moment in our battle against this pandemic.While Hampton County has a lower number of positive cases when compared to some of our neighboring counties, it is important to remember the threat of COVID-19 is as real as it has ever been. Complacency is not an option. I strongly encourage everyone to please follow public health recommendations and standard hygiene practices to reduce the spread of this highly contagious virus within our community.
The following preventative measures have been proven effective against COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid large gatherings and maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from others.
- Wear a face mask while in public settings to prevent the transmission of respiratory droplets released naturally when we breath, speak, or sneeze. Medical evidence has proven many people who contract the virus may have minimal to no symptoms. Therefore, community spread can occur without intent from person to person.
I understand adhering to these measures means adjusting to our "new normal". However, I challenge each of you to make wearing a face mask in public places the norm in Hampton County.The statement - there is strength in numbers - has never been more appropriate than it is right now. It is our shared duty to ensure Hampton County remains safe and healthy. I urge each of you to not let your guard down!
At Hampton Regional Medical Center, we remain committed to the community during this time and are doing our best to ensure that we are safe, ready, and available to all who may need us. We thank each of you for your continued support today, and always. Together, we will get through this.
Dave H. Hamill
President and CEO
Hampton Regional Medical Center