Advocate Aurora Health, 2020 Community Benefit

Advocate Aurora Health COVID-19 Response

As Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout our communities, we continue our ongoing effort to slow transmission of the virus.
Advocate Aurora Health launched the Safe Care Promise, which includes extra steps they are taking to keep their patients, visitors, and team members safe. This includes virtual check-ins, universal masking and screening for all who enter their locations, encouraging social distancing through rearranged furniture, staggering appointment times and enhanced cleaning in all areas, including additional disinfectant for high-touch spaces.
To enhance COVID-19 awareness and safety within their communities, some of their outreach efforts include:
Mask donations: Advocate Aurora Health donated over one million disposable masks and other personal protective equipment to community clinics and other small organizations across Wisconsin and Illinois. In Wisconsin, this included:
352,500 disposable masks to essential workers, including, food programs, shelters, emergency responders, and free clinics serving Wisconsin communities.
257,500 masks to organizations serving Milwaukee County communities hardest hit by the pandemic and largely people of color.
45,000 cloths masks to Wisconsin faith-based congregations and Federally Qualified Health Centers.  
COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is available by appointment to anyone in the community who is experiencing at least one COVID symptom or has experienced significant exposure. The number of testing sites Advocate Aurora Health can accommodate changes as the availability of supplies change.
COVID‑19 Resource Center: Through the Advocate Aurora Health website, 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, social media platforms, and partnerships with community-based organizations, we are committed to providing reliable, up to date COVID-19 health information.
Through these and other actions, Advocate Aurora Health remains committed to slowing the spread of COVID-19.