Mayo turns blue in show of support

Published 4:45 pm Monday, March 30, 2020

In honor and support of the communities and dedicated staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Health System in both Albert Lea and Austin will join other Mayo Clinic facilities in going “Mayo blue.”

Front entrance areas in both locations will be lit in blue beginning at dusk Friday, March 27, in conjunction with the activation of the Minnesota statewide shelter in place order.

The Plummer Building in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and the sign at the main entrance to Mayo Clinic in Florida are among other locations joining together to show their sign of support and solidarity for staff working during the pandemic.

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The lighting will continue for the foreseeable future to demonstrate our ongoing support and a sign that Mayo’s highest priority continues to be centered on the safety and strength of our staff, patients and community. It is also a reminder to everyone to do what they can to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Sister Generose Gervais said it best, ‘We must not be content only to see things as they are. We must have the vision, faith and hope to see what things can and must be,’” said Dr. Mark Ciota, CEO, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin.

Please visit the Mayo Clinic Health System COVID-19 online resource site for contact information and the most up-to-the-minute information about COVID-19 and what to do if you have symptoms, unrelated health care needs, or need to visit someone at the clinic or hospital. You can also view updates via Mayo Clinic Health System’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.