Close Essen Metro Urgicare & small clinics due to COVID-19

Close Essen Metro Urgicare & small clinics due to COVID-19

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ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS started this petition to Andrew Cuomo and

Good morning people, I’m writing this in search of some help not only within my community but the world. I currently work at a Urgent care called MetroUrgiCare in the Bronx, NY. I am a medical assistant. We see up to 50 patients daily and all of the patients we take care of either come with Flu symptoms, cough, or cold. Lately with everything that is going on with the Coronavirus nobody in the office is feeling safe including the doctors who work here. The bosses of the company sent out a letter in our email as per “protocol”for the coronavirus. In the email it said that ANY patient with cold symptoms or flu has to contact a number they provided and be made an appointment because they have a coronavirus testing site. The urgent care I work for DOES NOT have any coronavirus testing, nor proper tools to combat the virus if it is exposed. Now as a medical assistant we are the first to come in contact with these patients with colds. We register patients, We triage them, take their blood pressure , draw their blood, etc. so I feel as though we are the first at risk for the corona virus. As public schools are shutting down, restaurants, and other places I feel as though small clinics are in higher risks. There is no testing to help a patient, so why are they being seen at an urgent care and not a place with coronavirus testing? A place where these patients can actually be quarantined. Why is there over 15 patients coughing in a waiting room area spreading the virus? Why do the owners know of this and STILL enforce that we take the patients inside knowing we are at risks to catch the virus and can’t help a patient if they do have the coronavirus. I ask my people that you please find it in your hearts to help. If you don’t have any money to donate that’s fine. But please sign this so that small urgent care clinics can close due to what’s going on and they can get the proper care they deserve in need at a place with proper quarantine and medical services. A doctor who works here recently has called out effectively and self quarantined because he or she came in contact with a very ill patient last week. 

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