Virtual Press Conference – April 15, 2020

Date: 04/16/2020

Dr. James Jarvis talked virtually with media outlets on April 15 about Northern Light Health’s response to COVID-19


James Jarvis, MD, FAAFP, medical specialist, Northern Light Health Incident Command, talked with a number of media outlets virtually about our system’s response to COVID-19 on April 15. Dr. Jarvis spoke about the community spread of COVID-19, that the numbers reported are low based on limited testing, and reiterated the importance of social distancing and hand hygiene. He talked about the actions Northern Light Health is taking to protect staff, the supply of personal protective equipment, and the HIPPA compliant Zoom platform Northern Light Health uses to connect patients and their providers. Paul Bolin, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, senior vice president, Chief Human Resources Officer, Northern Light Health, spoke on services offered to staff such as, short term disability options, virtual support groups, chat rooms, and virtual yoga sessions. Paul and Dr Jarvis answered questions from media addressing the number of COVID-19 cases across our system, our universal masking policy for all staff, the trend lines we are seeing, and our Bass Park testing site. We anticipate these topics and more will be in the news tonight and through the week.