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The bloodmobile sits in a parking lot. Blood donations are needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Blood donations needed during COVID-19 pandemic

As venues close to the public, bloodmobile has lost some of its scheduled drives
Simon Floss Simon Floss 4 min read
An older man who resides at a Good Samaritan Society location looks at his daughter via FaceTime on a cellphone. Technology is helping visitors who can't see their loved ones right now.

Staying in touch when you can’t visit patients, residents

Messages can be hand-delivered at Sanford Health, Good Samaritan Society
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 4 min read
Exterior daytime view of Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Canceling public events for public health

Social distancing is one way to slow the spread of novel coronavirus
Mick Garry Mick Garry 4 min read
Dr. Greg Johnson, CMO of the Good Samaritan Society

How the Society keeps seniors active while keeping them safe

Good Samaritan CMO outlines plans including medical supplies, communications
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
Dr. Allison Suttle and Courtney Collen face each other in lounge chairs and with bright lights above them.

Your COVID-19 questions answered, via Facebook Live

Coronavirus Q&A covers what to do if you're sick, and even if you're not
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor sign in a native plant garden out in front of a nursing home building.

Long-term care facilities limit visitors to protect seniors

Good Samaritan Society focused on preventing cases of COVID-19
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 3 min read
Social distancing: Woman works from home sitting on exercise ball at her desk faces a computer screen and large windows.

COVID-19 FAQs: What is social distancing?

Efforts now can 'flatten the curve' and help everyone around you stay healthy
Katie Foutz Katie Foutz 4 min read
Young boy outside looks up with questioning look.

Explaining COVID-19 to kids

They've got coronavirus questions. How should you answer?
Sanford Fit Sanford Fit 5 min read

Focus on your behaviors to relieve coronavirus anxiety

Fear is natural, psychologist says, but let wisdom and logic be your guide
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
Bucket with variety of disinfecting and cleaning products on wooden table.

What to disinfect first: Tips for the germiest places

Keep yourself and others healthy by cleaning high-touch hot spots
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 5 min read