(Jefferson County) With stay-at-home orders and the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy emergency rooms aren’t nearly as busy as usual. That’s good news as people heed warnings to stay home, but doctors say you should still come in if you need emergency care.

Community Relations Manager John Winkelman says.

One of the things Mercy has done to ensure the safety of their patients is set up “forward triages”.

Non-emergency care needs continue as well, Mercy Clinic locations are offering both video and telephone doctor’s visits to give patients peace of mind for those worried about visiting a clinic.