Provided by Patient First
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. While the celebrations may be smaller, it is one more chance for your family to enjoy the season before another school year gets into full swing. Whether you head to the beach or enjoy a backyard cookout, remember to protect yourself and your family.
Patient First has provided uninterrupted care throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so throughout the Labor Day weekend and beyond. COVID-19 testing will also continue to be available at designated centers.
As you enjoy the great outdoors remember that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays are still strong in September. That means sunburn and skin damage are as big a risk as ever. Enjoy some Labor Day fun, but do so safely. A few suggestions from Patient First physicians will help save your skin:
- Always use sunscreen, even when it is cloudy. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours.
- Wide brimmed hats help protect your ears and neck from the sun.
- Drink water throughout the day in order to stay hydrated.
- Wear appropriate light-weight clothing.
- Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays
- Take advantage of shade whenever possible. Remember the sun’s UV rays are most intense between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activity in the heat. Take frequent breaks in a cool place
All Patient First Medical Centers are open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Labor Day and every day of the year. COVID-19 testing also continues during the holiday at designated Patient First locations. Updates about testing sites, instructions about how to make an appointment, and other information are available at patientfirst.com/covid-19-testing. Patient First Telehealth will also be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Labor Day.