Hospital's annual Health Fair cancelled
July 14, 2021
Although many restrictions involving COVID-19 have lessened in recent months, there are still concerns in bringing large crowds together, particularly in the healthcare industry. For that reason, Jane Todd Crawford Hospital has decided to again cancel its annual Health Fair, which is typically held in August.
“It was a hard decision to make, because we know how much our community looks forward to this event,” said Rusty Tungate, Administrator/CEO of Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. “We tried to see if we could have some components of the Health Fair, but it just wasn’t going to work out.”
The Health Fair typically draws hundreds of people seeking to take advantage of the low-cost blood draw, which is held on weekday mornings preceding the day of the fair itself and also during the event. The Health Fair also brings together various community healthcare agencies and others who provide information to the public about their services.
Tungate said he knows it is a disappointment that the Health Fair will not be able to take place this year, but he hopes the hospital can once again sponsor it next year.
With the new Jane Todd Crawford Hospital – currently under construction – expected to open in the summer of 2022, Tungate said that could possibly be cause for a double celebration.
“Hopefully by the time the new hospital is ready to open, the COVID-19 virus and its variants, will not be the threat that it is today,” he said. “We may could possibly even have the Health Fair at the new location.”
For those who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination, and would still like one, the vaccine is available at the hospital’s clinic, Green County Primary Care. Many healthcare providers in the area carry the vaccine as well as most pharmacies.
“Regardless of where you get your shot, we encourage you to receive the vaccine,” Tungate said. “Let’s all do our part to keep our community safe and healthy.”