The CWRU Women Faculty Senate Committee released a statement regarding warnings to protect pregnant women and family members of first responders during the fight against COVID-19. The statement reads as follows:
Warnings for Protection of Pregnant Women and Family Members of the First Responders
By CWRU Women Faculty Senate Committee
As we are fighting the coronavirus threat, being acutely aware of the need to protect our loved ones, especially the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions, we ask our faculty, staff, students and our community-at-large to also pay special attention to women who are pregnant and families who are living with someone that treats coronavirus patients at the front line (e.g., medical professionals, social workers, etc.).
In addition, we are concerned that many families in our community have a loved one who provides direct care to coronavirus patients. These first responders are our best hope and yet they face an increasing risk of infection. To sustain our support of their work and to reduce the burden of treatment, we ask family members that live with any first responders to discuss a family plan for protection, ensuring adequate social distancing, and protective measures. One of these families recently made national news and their response may help us all brainstorm protective options.
Let’s unite and do our best to beat this virus together!